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Paul Metz interim chair of Music, Theatre and Dance

July 11, 2014

This appointment follows the announcement that Todd Queen, department chair since 2009, was named dean of the Louisiana State University College of Music and Dramatic Arts.

For the 2014-2015 academic year, Paul Metz will serve as interim chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University. 

Metz received a B.A. in Music from Gettysburg College, and the M.M. and Ph.D. in Music Theory from the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati.

Metz has served as coordinator of music theory at Colorado State University since he arrived in 1986. During his time in the department he has also been assistant chair, acting chair, director of undergraduate studies, coordinator of the B.A. in Music degree program, and adviser to honors students.

“I want to express my sincere appreciation to Paul for his willingness to serve the department during a time of transition,” said Ann Gill, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “Because he has been involved with the department in a variety of roles, I have confidence in his ability to take on this challenging new role.”

A search for a new chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will commence in fall of 2014. More  information will be available on the deparment website:


Contact: Carrie Care
Phone: (970) 491-5891