Dominican Music Professor to Retire after 38 Years at Providence College
Providence, R.I. – Sister Gail Himrod, O.P., an associate professor of music at Providence College will be retiring after this semester. Sr. Himrod has been an integral part of the Music Department at PC since joining the faculty in September, 1974. At that time, it was a music program and the first year of the music major.
During her 38 years at the College, she has helped shape every aspect of developing the Department of Music. She helped to establish major and minor requirements, the music education major and music minor, added new courses to the curriculum, was instrumental in the acquisition of the Holtkamp organ in St. Dominic Chapel, the Rodgers organ in Smith Center and other instruments used by music majors and minors.
In recent years, she was involved in the planning phases of the Smith Center for the Arts and responsible for planning and facilitating the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) accreditation.
She also served on numerous College committees as well as in the larger community