Samuel S. Holland has been named the new dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU. He is an internationally renowned music educator and has been an arts administrator for nearly 20 years.
Holland has taught many piano courses, and has also provided leadership in fundraising for Meadows School programs. When former dean Jose Antonio Bowen left the position, Holland stepped in as interim dean in July.
Aside from his responsibilities at the Meadows School, Holland is co-founder and executive director of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy Inc., a nonprofit educational institution in New Jersey. He is executive director of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and Clavier Companion magazine. He chairs the Committee on Ethics of the Texas Association of Music Schools.