We are pleased to announce that Prof. Paul Besaw has been appointed the new chair of Music and Dance! His areas of expertise include choreography, developing original dance/theatre, contemporary dance technique, and dance history. Prior to his appointment, he served as Associate Chair of the department.

Paul was recruited in 2006 by the Music Department to establish and grow a brand new program in dance. Since then, dance at UVM has grown to include a minor in dance, 9 lecturers, courses ranging from ballet to Argentine tango to site-specific contemporary dance, and the annual spring festival Dancing Uphill, which celebrates its 11th anniversary this year.

We look forward to Paul's guidance for many years to come!