2022-2023 Annual Report

We are pleased to share this comprehensive overview of the Institute for Music Leadership’s accomplishments, milestones, impact, and collective efforts for the 2022-2023 academic year. As an integral part of the Eastman School of Music, we are committed to nurturing and empowering the next generation of music leaders, educators, and innovators. Through our diverse programs, initiatives, and collaborations, we strive to create a thriving ecosystem where artistic excellence and visionary leadership converge. As reflected in our mission statement, the IML creates career and leadership development opportunities for musicians on and off the stage. 



The IML supports ALL students matriculated at the Eastman School of Music. A total of 334 students engaged with the IML office this year via course offerings, events, advising, and grant applications. Many students have engaged in more than one opportunity with the IML. 

173 undergraduate students 

90 masters students 

68 doctoral students 

3 advanced diploma 


Every year, the IML offers an assortment of ways to learn and grow—from curricular and guided learning to cross-department collaborations and published resources. This includes: 


The IML funds a variety of opportunities that supports the learning, research, networking, and skill development of Eastman students, alumni, faculty, and staff. 

“The IML Mentorship Grant allowed me to record my debut album of all original compositions, based on blending multicultural musical elements. The mentorship helped me especially to learn about the music business aspects that are involved in a musical project. I’m grateful for the support and the funding by this grant program.” 

Stephanie Tateiwa ’23E (BM) 



The IML provides one-on-one and small group advising for Eastman School of Music students and alumni up to five years post graduation. These advising sessions include topics such as career exploration, application materials, grant proposals, networking, and non-profit and for-profit entrepreneurial support. The philosophy that guides the IML’s advising and career support is based on the Designing Your Life model with four core steps: get curious, try stuff out, talk to people, and tell your story. 

“I have benefited greatly from Dr. Koerner’s honest feedback on my application materials and incisive perspectives on music academia. Dr. Koerner has helped me understand schools’ needs and highlight my strengths to meet those needs. When I was not chosen for a position, she met with me to help me regain my confidence for my second interview, which successfully resulted in an academic job offer. I cannot thank her enough for her active mentorship.”

Kevin Sun, ’22E (DMA)

  • 25% undergraduate
  • 57% graduate
  • 9% alumni
  • 9% non-matriculated