The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) announced Georgia State University School of Music alumni Dr. Tamika Sterrs-Howard, M.M.’99, and Dr. Khyle B. Wooten, M.M.’15 as recipients of the Future of Music Faculty Fellowship. This career development initiative will engage 35 Black and Latinx music professionals pursuing or considering academic careers. The initiative will prepare them with the skills, insights and networks to flourish professionally and influence generations of musicians.
“The Future of Music Faculty Fellowship set out with bold ambitions to catalyze change within the ranks of academia now and for years to come,” said CIM President & CEO Paul W. Hogle. “The quality of applications alone was remarkable, and the 35 fellows who will engage with the program over the coming year have impressive credentials and career objectives. Our program faculty – led by esteemed colleagues including Dr. José Bowen, Dr. Ronald Crutcher, Dr. Aaron Flagg, Dr. Eileen Hayes, Dr. Eduardo Herrera, Dr. Alisha Lola Jones and Dr. Tammy L. Kernodle – have traversed this pathway already and are eager to share what they have learned with the next generation of Black and Latinx music scholars and teaching artists.”
The competitive process had more than 160 applicants from 30 states and seven countries. The 35 fellows were selected based on the strength of their music background, education, and application materials and their dedication, skill and drive to succeed within the world of academia.
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