Eastman Leadership Academy

Eastman Leadership Academy
June 23-26, 2021 / Wednesday-Saturday, times TBA

We recognize that success as a professional musician requires more than superb technique and artistry: success also requires the ability to communicate effectively, skills to advocate for music and the arts, an entrepreneurial mindset, commitment to fill meaningful and relevant roles in our communities – essentially, a robust portfolio of leadership skills.

At this 3 1/2 day academy, participants will engage with similarly passionate and dedicated musicians while focusing on topics such as innovation in the arts, application of entrepreneurial thinking and business skills, and crafting a personal mission. Students will collaborate with leading musicians, educators, and leaders in learning activities designed to be immersive, interactive, and participatory. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate recognizing their participation in the academy.

  • Who should apply?: Upperclassmen, graduate students, and young professionals in music fields who have demonstrated leadership experience and seek to develop careers that are impactful to their communities and the musical arts.
  • Academy Dates: June 23-26, 2021
  • Application Deadlines:
    • Applications Open: January 15, 2021
    • Application Deadline:  March 15, 2021
    • Acceptance Letters Sent: April 1, 2021
  • Tuition: This is a competitive application as only 25 students will be selected for each cohort. If accepted, students will receive a scholarship that covers the full program tuition. Students are responsible for room and board.

**The Eastman Leadership Academy plans to be in-person for the summer of 2021. Should that not be possible due to COVID-19, it will then transition to an online format.**

For more information, visit http://musicleadership.org/academy

Read our blog: An Eastman Summer Program Builds Leadership Skills and Opportunities