Dr. Bryan DePoy, currently the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Lake Erie College, was previously the dean of the College of Creative Arts and Communication at Youngstown State University. Previously, he held faculty positions in music at Delta State University and Southeastern Louisiana University. DePoy holds a doctor of music degree from Florida State University, a master of music degree from the University of New Mexico, and a bachelor of music degree the famed Indiana University School of Music. As a performing artist, Dr. DePoy has recorded with the vocal group, Five By Design, the New Mexico Brass Quintet, the Calvary Choir (Memphis, TN), and is a featured soloist on a Towson University Symphonic Band CD of a live performance at the Music Educators National Conference. He has performed with several orchestras and ensembles such as the Memphis Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, New Mexico Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and performed in ensembles backing up artists such as Barry Manilow, Mel Torme, Placido Domingo, and Yanni. Dr. DePoy was one of the leading free-lance musicians in New Orleans, and performed at the Saenger Theater, La Petit Theater, and with the Tulane Lyric Summer Opera. As a soloist, he has performed concerti and solo works with several ensembles, including the New Orleans Civic Orchestra, the Mississippi Wind Band, and as a guest soloist with the Towson University. Dr. DePoy’s former students are well represented in various parts of the United States in college and university positions, military ensembles, and in music education.