Who Should Attend

The Eastman Leadership Academy accepts applications from rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in music degree programs who have demonstrated leadership experience and seek to develop careers that are impactful to their communities and the musical arts. 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 leading 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 program.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and analyze the most critical issues and challenges facing musicians and musical arts organizations now and in the future
  • Develop successful strategies for implementing initiatives designed to meet these challenges
  • Develop career skills that complement musical skills
  • Explore and implement best practices for effective leadership in music
  • Understand the leader’s role in fulfilling the vision of a musical arts organization
  • Develop skills for building, leading and engaging successful teams
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the essential operational and business components of musical organizations

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