Slide Make a difference in your world through music. Eastman Leadership Academy 2021 June 23-26

Academy Faculty

Melissa Ngan

Melissa Ngan cultivates personal and organizational growth through creative acts and collaborative practices.As Fifth House Ensemble’s Founder and Executive Director, Melissa drives the organization’s creative and training partnerships. She has led long-term projects with universities and conservatories nationwide that redefine the training process for emerging artists, including those at DePauw University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her work with arts organizations result in bold new directions in arts integration and civic practice. With The Cleveland Orchestra, Melissa guided the creation of the Prometheus Project, which connected teaching artists, classroom teachers, and students at the Cleveland Institute of the Arts to explore Beethoven and Prometheus through the lens of the Hero’s Journey. Through co-created, cross-disciplinary curriculum in multiple classrooms, the project culminated in a curated performance at Severance Hall featuring student work illuminating stories of their personal heroes and...
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Jim Doser

Jim Doser is an educator, administrator, musician and entrepreneur. As the Director of the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music, he administers the Arts Leadership Program, The Center for Music Innovation and Engagement, The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research, and the Career and Professional Development Office. Recent projects include the launch of the Eastman Career and Leadership Certificate: Online and The Eastman Case Studies. Doser teaches classes in Entrepreneurial Thinking, Career Skills, and Leadership Issues in Music. For twenty years he was co-owner of Tritone Music, Inc., a company specializing in jazz instruction for adults. Doser received a BM (MUE) and MM (Jazz), and the Performer’s Certificate from Eastman, and is recipient of the Smithsonian Award in Education for his work on the Smithsonian’s exhibit The Jazz Age in Paris.
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Jack Langerak

Jack Langerak is an Arts-in-Education (AIE) consultant providing leadership to a broad range of particulars including: project design, strategic planning, assessment and evaluation, funding, grant-writing, and professional development. A retired English and Theatre teacher, he led Penfield High School’s award-winning drama program for twenty-eight years. Upon retirement from teaching Jack became the Associate Director of Young Audiences of Rochester, serving in that capacity for four years. His work as an independent consultant followed and continues to this day. He is the recipient of the Excellence in the Teaching of Drama Award given by the NYS English Council, the Citibank Teacher of the Year Award, the Smithsonian Exhibition Award for Education, and is a member of the NYS Academy for Teaching and Learning. In 1992 he was selected by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund as one of thirty-one of the most “Outstanding...
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John Hain

Dr. John Hain currently serves as Associate Dean of Academic and International Affairs and Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at the Eastman School of Music, where he is the primary resource for undergraduate students and faculty regarding issues of undergraduate programs of study. Among his many advising duties, Dr. Hain provides guidance regarding Eastman’s academic integrity standards and serves as an ex-officio member of the Academic Integrity Committee. He represents the Office of Academic Affairs on various committees across the School and the University, and as Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, he is responsible for development, implementation, oversight, and reporting on the assessment work of the School. Dr. Hain received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Northwestern University and received his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, as well as the prestigious...
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Jay Stetzer

Jay Stetzer is a familiar fixture on the Rochester stage and radio-broadcasting scene. He performs regularly in the area as a solo artist, and he can often be found sharing the stage with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. He is the creative voice behind the “Tales in Two Minutes” that have been delighting and inspiring listeners daily since 1987 on WXXI-FM (91.5) and North Coast Radio (105.9) and is also a permanent artist-in-resident at the esteemed Harley School, where he inaugurated a unique program of performing arts for children in the elementary grades. A popular storyteller throughout the US, Jay has been a performing member of Young Audiences since 1983, was elected as a finalist for their “Artist of the Year” award in 1988, and has five storytelling CDs to his credit. Jay studied at the Eastman School of Music (BM...
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Blaire Koerner

Blaire Koerner is the Career Advisor for both Eastman School of Music’s Office of Careers and Professional Development and University of Rochester’s Gwen M. Greene Center. In this role, Ms. Koerner is part of a team focused on providing resources, skill-development, and guidance for students heading into numerous musical and cultural fields. She is available for both one-on-one meetings and group sessions to collaborate with students on discovering personal, professional, and artistic goals and opportunities. Having been most fortunate to discover incredible mentors through-out her life, Ms. Koerner hopes to offer the same type of life-long support to Eastman and University of Rochester students and alumni. In addition to her advising position, Ms. Koerner is an accomplished musician and bassoonist. As a freelancer, she has performed in a variety of large ensembles, operas, musicals, recitals, and studio recordings. Some...
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Anna Schilia

Anna Schlia is the Senior Director of Advancement at the Eastman School of Music and a PhD student at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester. Anna has served as a frontline major gift officer for 12 years. Her research interests include donor motivation and philanthropy in higher education. She has presented research in institutional advancement at the CASE District II Conference, AFP Rochester Genesee Valley, and SUNYCUAD 2018. She was also a featured guest on the RAISE podcast by Evertrue.
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Glenn Cerosaletti

Glenn Cerosaletti is Assistant Dean of Students and Director at the Center for Community Engagement at the University of Rochester.  Glenn is a Rochester alumnus, having earned both BA (English) and MA (Global Studies) degrees from the University. He also served as a VISTA volunteer, coordinating a literacy program in the state of Wyoming, and as a Peace Corps volunteer, working as a crop extensionist in Bolivia, South America. His community leadership includes serving as a board member for the Rochester Cycling Alliance; board member for the UR (Iota) Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society; a founding member of the Rochester Returned Peace Corps Volunteers; and a founding member of the Rotary Club of Southwest Rochester. He is an avid bicycle commuter.
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Rachel Roberts

Rachel Roberts serves on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester as the director of its new Master of Arts in Music Leadership degree program. Roberts, who has been the Director of the Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department at the New England Conservatory of Music since 2009, holds degrees from Eastman and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Roberts has held leadership positions in a variety of organizations, including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, where she served as its first Director of Strategic Planning Engagement. She arrived at the ASO after completing the League of American Orchestras’ Orchestra Management Fellowship program, having worked with orchestras in Aspen, Detroit, South Dakota, and Atlanta. At the New England Conservatory, where she founded the Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department, her students have created and led numerous innovative entrepreneurial initiatives and organizations in...
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Steve Danyew

Steve Danyew is a composer and educator whose music has been hailed as “startlingly beautiful” and “undeniably well crafted and communicative” by the Miami Herald, and has been praised as possessing “sensitivity, skill and tremendous sophistication” by the Kansas City Independent. He serves as an Instructor in the Arts Leadership Program at the Eastman School of Music and is the Managing Editor of the Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research at the Eastman School, where he writes and curates content for musicians, ensembles, and organizations. Danyew received a B.M. from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and holds an M.M. in Composition and Certificate in Arts Leadership from the Eastman School of Music.
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