Bringing a wide range of experience in various areas of the music industry, Dr. Wade Weast became Dean of the College of the Arts at Georgia State University on July 1, 2016. He holds a doctorate from Stony Brook University with additional study at the Manhattan School of Music and Tanglewood Institute. Dr. Weast has performed with the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, American Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony, on Broadway, and with the rock group YES. Dr. Weast can be heard on ten recordings on labels such as Delos and Newport Classics and has produced eight recordings for the International Trumpet Guild. Prior to his arrival at Georgia State University he was Dean of the School of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Director of the School of Music at the University of South Florida, which under his leadership built a $46 million music building and became an All-Steinway School.