Baylor Dean Named Head Of State Music Organization

Sept. 10, 2002

by Richard Veit

Dr. William V. May, dean of the Baylor University School of Music, has been elected president of the Texas Association of Music Schools (TAMS).

TAMS is an education leadership organization that sets standards for the study of music at the collegiate level in Texas and seeks to improve the quality of music instruction in Texas' colleges and universities. TAMS also seeks to foster cooperation between member institutions by enforcing ethical practices regarding student scholarships and other intercollegiate issues. The 93-member institution is the largest such organization in the country.

May's service as president continues a long association between TAMS and Baylor. Former Baylor professors Roxy Grove, Robert Markham and Robert Hopkins were among the organization's 14 founders in 1939.

May, a Baylor graduate with a bachelor's degree in music education, has served as dean since August of 2000. He received his master's degree in music education from the University of North Texas and his doctorate in music education (with minors in choral music and educational psychology/statistics) from the University of Kansas.

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