Music, Spanish Professors Retire

Dorothy Schechter

Reinhard Teichmann

Music professor Dorothy Schechter and Spanish professor Reinhard Teichmann have retired from CLU and joined the ranks of emeriti faculty members.

Schechter came to CLU in 1980 and has taught piano and music history to undergraduate and graduate students. She has performed extensively throughout the United States and Scandinavia and appeared on CBS TV with one of her mentors, the late John Crown.

She wrote and performed the "Nationalism in Music" segment of the PBS series From Chant to Chance. In 2007, she recorded and released a CD titled "Edvard Grieg: Favorites of Dorothy Schechter."

Teichmann has taught at CLU for 15 years and has served as director of the Spanish program. He has published two books and numerous articles on Spanish and Mexican literature. He has done extensive research on the Mexican novel and Mexican authors and is cited for his work in the Diccionario Enciclopedico de Mexico.

A member of the Society of Authors and Composers of Mexico, he is an accomplished composer and interpreter of Mexican ranchera music and has performed in Mexico and Los Angeles.