Dr. Iris Perry joined the William Paterson University Department of Music in February 2013 as Director of Music Admissions and Recruitment. An avid arts and business administrator, Iris has held marketing and public relations positions at corporations such as Lucent Technologies and Avaya Inc. and not-for profit organizations such as Bloomington Early Music Festival and Lotus World Arts Festival. She is currently Vice President of the George Enescu Society of North America.
An accomplished classical pianist, Iris holds a Doctorate of Music from Indiana University, a Master of Music from Yale University and a Bachelor of Music from Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. She has performed to high acclaim as a recitalist, chamber musician, vocal accompanist, and soloist with orchestras throughout Austria, Holland, Romania, former Soviet Republics and the United States. Strongly committed to music education, Dr. Perry a frequent adjudicator at Music Teachers National Association, National Guild Auditions and Music Educators Association and is currently a professor at Bergen Community College. She has also been on faculty at Yale, Indiana, Monmouth and Montclair State Universities.