David Olan

David Olan

Education

  • DMA, Columbia University

Reporting to the Provost and serving as deputy, the Associate Provost and Dean for Academic Affairs assists in supervising a variety of administrative and fiscal areas, including all doctoral and master’s programs, interdisciplinary studies, the certificate programs, students’ professional development, the Graduate Assistant Programs, annual dissertation awards competition, oversight of the CUNY Performance Management Process (PMP) annual reports for GC goals and outcomes, and the Language Reading Program. The Associate Provost and Dean for Academic affairs also plays a key leadership role in the Humanities, Social Science and Science Discipline clusters, and is a significant partner in the implementation of the Graduate Center’s Strategic Plan.

David Olan is also Professor of Music at the Graduate Center of CUNY. He has composed orchestral, chamber, vocal, and electronic music that has been performed widely in the U. S., Europe, and Japan. He has been commissioned and performed by such organizations as the American Composers Orchestra, Parnassus, the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, and the New Music Consort. Among his awards are Guggenheim, NEA, CAPS, and NYFA Fellowships, and a commission from the Serge Koussevitsky Foundation in the Library of Congress. His work is recorded on the CRI, New World, and OWL labels.