Eastman Leadership Conference

  • For current and aspiring deans, associate/assistant deans, department chairs, and select faculty/administrative staff members of music schools
  • Conference dates: June 19-22, 2019
  • Early Bird registration by February 1 (receive a discount); regular registration: June 1 (maximum 30 participants)
  • Lead faculty includes: Mary Ellen Poole (Director, Butler School of Music at UT-Austin), Jamal Rossi (Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the Eastman School of Music), and Robert Cutietta (Dean, Thornton School of Music at USC)

As leaders in today’s music schools we are charged with navigating a continually evolving professional musical world for our graduates and our institutions. We share the common goal of preparing students for a field that is shifting paradigms, business models, and essential skills. We must understand the opportunities and challenges that these changes present and engage faculty, staff, students, boards, and donors in the visionary evolution of our institutions in such a way that acknowledges tradition while embracing innovation.

This 3 1/2-day professional development opportunity provides intense study, interactive presentations, collaborative learning activities, discussion & reflection, and ongoing engagement with presenting faculty. Together, we will enhance our leadership effectiveness and develop new perspectives, skills and tools to effectively lead and manage our school, department, faculty and students.

For more information, visit https://iml.esm.rochester.edu/leadership-conference/