Eastman Leadership Academy – ONLINE

Eastman Leadership Academy – ONLINE
June 3-7, 2024 / Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. EDT
Online course

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 five-day virtual 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 world-class 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?: College juniors, seniors, and graduate students 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 3-7, 2024
  • Application Deadlines:
    • Applications Open: November 15, 2023
    • Application Deadline:  March 31, 2024
    • Acceptance Letters Sent: April 15, 2024
  • Session faculty includes:
    • Rachel Roberts, Director, Institute for Music Leadership, Eastman School of Music
    • Monique Van Willingh, Director of Cultural Equity and Belonging, New England Conservatory
    • Sarah Forestieri, Artistic Programming Associate, City of Brampton, ON
    • Jeff Dunn, Program Manager, Institute for Music Leadership, Eastman School of Music
  • Tuition: This is a competitive application that accepts only 25 students for the program. If accepted, students will receive a scholarship that covers the full program tuition courtesy of a generous sponsorship by Yamaha.

For more information, visit musicleadership.org/leadership-academy


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