NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Vanderbilt University in Tennessee named Lorenzo Candelaria as dean of the Blair School of Music.

Candelaria has been a tenured professor of music and dean at Purchase College, State University of New York, for two years. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale and also taught at University of Texas at El Paso and University of Texas at Austin.

The university will appoint him to a five-year term as dean, effective July 1, pending board approval, Vanderbilt said in a news release. He will begin a position as tenured professor of musicology May 16 and become dean after the retirement of Mark Wait. Wait has been dean since 1993.

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