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UVU Taps New Dean For The School Of The Arts

2 February 2011 One Comment

February 2, 2011
For Immediate Release

For more information: Ian Wilson (801) 863-8408
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807

Utah Valley University is pleased to announce that K. Newell Dayley has been appointed to be the new dean of the School of the Arts. It is anticipated that he will begin the transition to his new duties the week of Feb. 14 with full-time involvement commencing April 13.

An emeritus professor of music at Brigham Young University, Dayley taught trumpet, brass pedagogy, jazz, music theory, orchestration, film scoring, and music business during his tenure at BYU. He also served as conductor of the Symphonic Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra.
Dayley also filled a number of administration positions, including associate academic vice president for undergraduate studies and dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications.

“We’re very excited to have someone of Newell’s stature, experience and reputation to be dean of the School of the Arts,” said Ian Wilson, UVU’s vice president for academic affairs, of Dayley’s hire. “He comes with a wealth of experience that will help us take the School of the Arts to the next level.”

Dayley has also served as an accreditation evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Music, technology committee chair for the International Council of Fine Arts Deans, President of the Utah Music Educators Association, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Utah Arts Council.

As a performer on the trumpet, Dayley has performed with the Utah Symphony Orchestra, as a soloist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and as a member of a number of professional ensembles, such as the Brassworks Quintet. During his career Dayley has received numerous awards and commendations for his work as a performer, teacher, composer, and arts administrator.

Newell and Diane Wilcox Dayley are the parents of eight children and 19 grandchildren, who all currently live in Utah Valley.


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One Comment »

  • Jared Roberts said:

    Dean Dayley-

    Welcome to the exciting environment of UVU! We are very glad to have you and we know you will do a lot of good for the School of the Arts. I have read up on you all over Google, and I must say that we are very fortunate to have you. Though I am not a major in your school, it’s a pleasure to have you all the same.
    Once again, welcome to UVU!

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