Raymond Tymas-Jones, Associate Vice President for the Arts and Dean of the College of Fine Arts at University of Utah appointed September 2005, provides academic and administrative leadership for six units of fine and performing arts in the College of Fine Arts (Departments of Art and Art History, Ballet, Modern Dance, and Theater, the School of Music and the Division of Film Studies). In addition to his responsibilities in the College of Fine Arts, Dean Tymas-Jones also is the chief administrative officer for the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Pioneer Theatre Company and Kingsbury Hall. Prior to his current administrative appointment, Dean Tymas-Jones served as the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Fine Arts at Buffalo State College (1990-93), Director of the School of Music at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls (1993-98) and the Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University (1998-2005). Dean Tymas-Jones creative activities include two areas of concentration: solo performances as a singer (tenor) and choral conducting. He has performed as a featured soloist with outstanding orchestras such as the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the St. Louis Orchestra, the Kämmergild Orchestra of St. Louis, the Dortmund, Germany Youth Orchestra, the Erie (Pennsylvania) Chamber Orchestra and the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Orchestra. His operatic and musical theatre performances with such companies as Connecticut Opera, Syracuse Opera, Erie Opera Theatre and the Greater Buffalo Opera Company. In 1997, his international travels resulted in a performance at the Hermitage Theatre and a recital of arts songs and spirituals by African-American composers at the Herzen Pedagogical University Grand Concert Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia. Most recently, he toured with the Essence of Joy Alumni Choir of Pennsylvania State University to Belgium, Luxembourg and France as guest soloist, performing Adolphus Hailstork’s I Will Lift Up Mines Eyes, a cantata for tenor and mixed chorus. Dean Tymas-Jones received a Ph.D. in Performance Practice in Voice and a Master of Music degree in Conducting and Voice from Washington University (St. Louis) and a Bachelor of Music degree from Howard University.
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Raymond Tymas-Jones, Associate Vice President for the Arts and Dean of the College of Fine Arts at University of Utah appointed September 2005, provid