Eastman Leadership Conference

Eastman Leadership Conference
June 16-19, 2021 / Wednesday-Saturday, times TBA

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 and 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.

  • Who Should Apply?: Current and aspiring deans, associate/assistant deans, department chairs, and select faculty/administrative staff members of music schools
  • Conference Dates:  June 16-19, 2021
  • Registration Deadlines:
    • Registration Opens: January 15
    • Early Bird Registration: Register by March 15 and receive $500 off
    • Final Registration: June 1 (maximum 25 participants)
  • Lead faculty includes: 
    • Mary Ellen Poole, Director, Butler School of Music, UT Austin
    • Jamal Rossi, Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the Eastman School of Music
    • Todd Queen, Dean, Louisiana State University College of Music & Dramatic Arts

**The Eastman Leadership Conference 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