Thomas G. Masse, Dean
Thomas Gilmore Masse is Dean and Professor of Music of the Stetson University School of Music. A clarinetist, he has performed as concerto soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Europe and Asia, and has taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Northern Colorado, and Yale University. As a University administrator, he is known as a passionate advocate for the role of the arts in education and society.
A graduate of Yale University, where he received the first Artist Diploma ever awarded a clarinetist, Mr. Masse earned his doctoral degree at the University of Michigan where he was a Regents Fellow. His primary teachers were David Shifrin and Fred Ormand. In addition, he holds the MBA degree from the University of Connecticut and the Professional Certificate in Fundraising from New York University.
Prior to his appointment at Stetson, Dean Masse was the Associate Provost for the Arts at Yale University where he had academic, financial, and strategic responsibility for the schools of Architecture, Art, Divinity, Drama, and Music, as well as the Institute for Sacred Music and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival/Yale Summer School of Art and Music. For nearly ten years, Mr. Masse served in a variety of decanal positions at the Yale School of Music culminating in his appointment as Deputy Dean from 2005-2009. He began his academic career at the University of Northern Colorado in 1995 and became the youngest tenured faculty member at the University.