Reflection On Piano Search Committee Meeting

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Regarding the piano search committee meeting this afternoon, I want to express my disappointment with your heated reaction to my concern over the disposition of the recording that was produced during that meeting. My concern and proposal was presented respectfully (as I am confident our outside committee member will attest), and as with any other member of the committee, the issue deserved to be discussed openly and without rancor. As chair of the committee (and the department) your angry, somewhat personal response set a negative tone for the exchange that clearly communicated to others on the committee that my concerns are not to be addressed nor respected. In many ways it felt as if I were being bullied in front of my colleagues. It

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