Conference Schedule

Wednesday June 16 - Saturday June 19 2021

Wednesday June 16

Registration & Welcome Reception

WOLK ATRIUM

Conference Welcome

WOLK ATRIUM
Rachel Roberts

Keynote Address: Challenges, Opportunities, and Beautiful Music

HATCH RECITAL HALL
Jamal Rossi
Addressing challenges and embracing opportunities are inevitable responsibilities of leadership. This session will consider how leaders can prepare to engage in foreseeable situations, as well as those that are unanticipated.

Workshop - The Administration / Faculty Relationship

Messinger 1
Donna Brink Fox
How does the effective music school leader engage faculty in transformative change at their institution?

Walk to Dinner at Branca

Group Dinner at Branca

Shuttle (Round 1) from Branca to Hyatt Hotel
Shuttle (Round 2) from Branca to Hyatt Hotel
Thursday June 17

Breakfast at the Hotel

Shuttle (Round 1) from Hyatt Hotel to Eastman
Shuttle (Round 2) from Hyatt Hotel to Eastman

Dean Strategy Session – Identity and Advocacy Part 1

Messinger 1
Todd Queen
What is the role of the music school in the 21st Century? Further, what is the identity and brand of your specific institution? This session will explore the importance of a music school’s cultural identity and how the effective music school leader can promote his/her institution.

Break

Dean Strategy Session – Identity and Advocacy Part 2

Messinger 1
Todd Queen

Walk to Lunch at Mercantile on Main

Mercantile on Main

Leadership Blast – Do's & Don’ts of Finances

Messinger 1
Jennifer Horn
What are the factors that drive the music school budget process? What are strategies for understanding and managing the music school budget?

Break

Workshop – Creating Inclusive Environments

Mercedes Ramírez Fernández
Messinger 1
Anchored in the scholarship of inclusion and transformative practice principles, we will explore and engage with the conditions that mitigate bias and discriminationwhile promoting a sense of belonging in our learning environments.

Leadership Blast - Recruitment and Enrollment: Identifying and Addressing Special Issues

Messinger 1
Matthew Ardizzone
What are the unique issues that face admissions directors and enrollment managers at music schools in the 21st Century?

Walk to Dinner at Native

Group Dinner at Native

Shuttle (Round 1) from Native to Hyatt Hotel
Shuttle (Round 2) from Native to Hyatt Hotel
Friday June 18

Breakfast at the Hotel

Shuttle (Round 1) from Hyatt Hotel to Eastman
Shuttle (Round 2) from Hyatt Hotel to Eastman

Dean Strategy Session: Leadership Transitions and Crisis Management

Messinger 1
Mary Ellen Poole
What defines a great leader? This session will explore the essential leadership traits, skills, and attitudes that are necessary in music school administration.

Break

Dean Strategy Session: Anti-Racist Work in Musical Academia

Messinger 1
Mary Ellen Poole

Break

Dean Strategy Session: #MeToo

Messinger 1
Mary Ellen Poole

Walk to Lunch at Mercantile on Main

Mercantile on Main

Parking Lot Conversations

Messinger 1
Rachel Roberts

Leadership Blast - Advancement Essentials: Strategies to Maintain Momentum when Nothing is Normal

Messinger 1
Cathy Hain
What are the essential elements of a music school advancement program? What are the most important pieces to keep on track when a crisis arises? What five steps can you take to grow your advancement results?

Break

Workshop - Advancing Your Career: Leadership, Strategy, Balance

Messinger 1
William Pelto
Components and strategies for advancing your administrative career in schools of music and universities.

Parking Lot Conversations

Messinger 1
Rachel Roberts

Walk to Dinner at Max's

Group Dinner at Max's

Shuttle (Round 1) from Max's to Hyatt Hotel
Shuttle (Round 2) from Max's to Hyatt Hotel
Saturday June 19

Breakfast at the Hotel

Shuttle (Round 1) from Hyatt Hotel to Eastman
Shuttle (Round 2) from Hyatt Hotel to Eastman

Dean Strategy Session - Vision and Strategic Planning: Transforming Dreams into Reality

Messinger 1
Jamal Rossi
This session will consider how to advance ideas into action, and transforming institutional visions into strategic plans that are focused on achieving goals.

Break

Panel Discussion

Messinger 1
Mary Ellen Poole
Jamal Rossi
Todd Queen

Lunch

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