Music Prof. John Constant retires after 30 years

March 13, 2007

DEARBORN / March 13, 2007---John G. Constant, associate professor in the Department of Humanities at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, has been appointed associate professor emeritus of music history.

His appointment to emeritus status was approved by the U-M Regents at their February meeting. Constant retired from active faculty status at the end of 2006.

Constantís research has focused on the polychoral practices of Rafino díAssisi and other Italian artists, and he also studied the music of Mozart and Beethoven.

ďA popular teacher, he taught a wide variety of courses in music theory, music history, ethnomusicology and music education,Ē the Regents noted in their memo on Constantís emeritus appointment. ďProfessor Constant is an accomplished pianist who has presented piano recitals around the state, and a choral conductor who directed the UM-Dearborn vocal chamber ensemble for many years.Ē

Constant also directed the campusís cultural events programs, a series of performances, lectures and exhibitions that attracted a large number of community members to the campus each year.

He joined the UM-Dearborn faculty as a lecturer in 1977, was promoted to assistant professor in 1979 and associate professor in 1985.

Constant earned his bachelorís degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1967, and his masterís degree and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1972 and 1975, respectively.

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