Interim Director Kevin Orr has accepted the positon of Director of the School of Music. His status as Director will begin on July 1, 2017.
A University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, Orr's live performances and CD recordings have earned critical acclaim across the globe.
Orr is founding director of the University of Florida International Piano Festival, an annual summer event assembling gifted young pianists with distinguished pedagogues from around the world.
Orr studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Case Western Reserve University and at The Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University. With graduate degrees in performance, Orr also holds an undergraduate degree in Music Education.
“Dr. Orr follows Dr. John Duff’s many years of successful service to the school, college and university," said College of the Arts Dean Lucinda Lavelli. "Dr. Orr has identified areas within the school he and the faculty will develop to maintain the school’s leadership position within the state and nation. This is an exciting time for the faculty and students.”