The president announced Thursday that Paul Burgett passed away after a brief illness.

The University of Rochester is mourning the loss of a beloved member of the college community.

The president announced Thursday that Paul Burgett passed away after a brief illness.

Burgett was a graduate of Eastman School of Music and went on to become a musician, teacher, administrator and friend to many.

The UofR said he was involved in the Fringe Festival and the Gateway Music Festival, and students often looked to him for guidance.

There will be a private memorial service and a celebration of Paul's life at a later date.