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Stephen Jones named dean of College of Fine Arts and Communications

Stephen Jones, an associate professor of music and former assistant to the academic vice president for teaching and learning support at Brigham Young University, has been named dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications.

He replaces K. Newell Dayley, who last spring was named associate academic vice president for undergraduate studies at BYU.

"Steve Jones is a wonderful leader," said Academic Vice President Alan L. Wilkins. "He leads by example, he listens well, and he builds consensus and trust. He has done a wonderful job in the academic vice president's area, and I look forward to his continued leadership in the College of Fine Arts and Communications."

A BYU alumnus, Jones received both a master's degree and a doctorate in composition from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

He joined the BYU faculty in 1991, and served as an assistant dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications from 1997 to 1999.

He recently was awarded a commission from BYU's Barlow Endowment for Music Composition to complete a work for the BYU Philharmonic to commemorate the bicentennial of the birth of Joseph Smith that will premiere in 2005.

He also has received commissions from the Meadows Wind Ensemble at Southern Methodist University that premiered at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England; the Philadanco Dance Ensemble in Philadelphia; the Interlochen Arts Camp High School Symphonic Band in Interlochen, Mich.; and the Emory University Wind Ensemble in Atlanta, as well as the Utah Symphony and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.

He is a former member of the board of advisers of the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, and has received grants from the Utah Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council.

Writer: Cecelia Fielding


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