SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Robert Tudor, professor of music at Jacksonville (Fla.) University, will take over Shepherd University’s music department next month.
Tudor, a Florida native who specializes in voice, will replace Mark McCoy as the department’s chairman.
McCoy resigned in July 2011 to take a job as music department chair at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind.
He left a department with 140 music majors, including several in the master’s program, and a staff of 40 full- and part-time faculty members. McCoy, a Shepherd graduate, returned to the university as department chair in 1999.
Tudor, 41, has chaired the division of music at Jacksonville University since 2006. He also served as the school’s director of music theater and opera. He performs professionally in voice and guitar in opera, classical and Renaissance music, musical theater and jazz. Twice a year, he performs as a guest artist in productions in Helena, Mont.
Tudor’s hobby is playing and singing bluegrass and Celtic music. He is an avid runner, covering an average of 20 miles a week, he said.