Scott Emmons Named Dean of UWM's Peck School of the Arts
Scott Emmons has been named dean of the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). Emmons, a professor of music education, joined the UWM faculty in 1992. He has served as interim dean of the Peck School during the 2012-13 Year of the Arts at UWM, a celebration of the Peck School's 50th anniversary.
"Scott is a solid citizen of this university and has already demonstrated his commitment to UWM students, faculty and staff, and to the Milwaukee arts community," said UWM Chancellor Michael R. Lovell. "I have every confidence in his ability to lead the Peck School of the Arts forward."
Emmons is a widely sought clinician in the field of technology for music educators. He is one of the founders of the national New Horizons Band for Senior Adults program. Emmons has guest conducted and presented workshops throughout the United States and in Australia.
His work is represented in over 30 books published by Silver Burdett Ginn, The National Association for Music Education (MENC) and GIA Publications. Emmons also is the author of articles published in the Music Educators Journal, Teaching Music and the Wisconsin School Musician. He is also the author of articles published in the Music Educators Journal, Teaching Music Magazine, and Wisconsin School Musician.
He has served as a regional representative to the Music Educators National Conference and the state council of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association.
Emmons holds several degrees in music education, including a PhD from Eastman School of Music, master of music from Northwestern University and bachelor's of science from Southwest Minnesota State University. His public school experience includes band directing and teaching general music in both Wisconsin and Minnesota.
"I'm proud of the work done by Peck School of the Arts students, faculty, and staff," said Emmons. "The school serves as an important artistic and economic catalyst in the Milwaukee area and the state. I look forward to continuing my work with my colleagues to help the school expand on successes in art-making, arts education and entrepreneurship."
As Wisconsin's premier public urban institution, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee enjoys a growing national reputation for excellence in research, teaching and community engagement. On an operating budget of $700 million, it educates nearly 30,000 students and is an engine of innovation for Southeastern Wisconsin. The 104-acre main campus and satellite sites are located in the economic and cultural heart of the state. Expansion projects now underway include creation of the UWM Harbor Campus, the 80-acre Innovation Campus in Wauwatosa, and the Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex on the university's main campus. Recent program expansion includes the founding of the nation's only School of Freshwater Sciences and the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, the only comprehensive, dedicated public health school in Wisconsin.