(February 14, 2014)

Dean of Hurley School elected to NASM Board of Directors

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College's Dean of the Hurley School of Music, Dr. Gale Odom, was recently elected to the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Board of Directors as Chair of Region 9. She will serve for a three-year term representing Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Dr. Gale Odom
Dr. Gale Odom

"Centenary was among the earliest programs to be a member of this association," said Odom who has also served as secretary and chair-elect of Region 9. "As Chair, I am proud to carry on this long tradition and am looking forward to my role as liaison between the Association and Region 9."

Odom has been a member of music faculty since 1978 and Dean since 1998. She received her doctorate in musical arts in 1991 from the University of North Texas, where she was a student of Virginia Botkin, earned her master's degree in music in vocal performance from Indiana University in 1978, and bachelor's degree in music from North Texas State University in 1975.

NASM is comprised of approximately 647 schools of music, primarily at the collegiate level, but also including postsecondary non-degree-granting schools of music, and is the national accrediting agency for music and music-related disciplines.