Raymond Tymas-Jones

Raymond Tymas-Jones was appointed September 2005 as the Associate Vice President for the Arts and Dean of the College of Fine Arts at University of Utah.  He provides academic and administrative leadership for six units of fine and performing arts in the College of Fine Arts (the School of Music and the Departments of Art & Art History, Ballet, Film & Media Arts, Modern Dance, and Theater).  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, the Tanner Dance Program 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).  He received a Ph.D. in Performance Practice: 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.  

Dean Tymas-Jones has been appointed to the faculty at Washington University (St. Louis), Buffalo State College, University of Northern Iowa, and Ohio University where he was a Professor of Music in Voice.  As a member of the faculty at Buffalo State College, he was the recipient of both the Buffalo State College Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award and the Outstanding Service Award.  Dean Tymas-Jones’ creative activities include two areas of concentration:  solo performances as a singer (tenor) and choral conducting.