Wednesday, June 20 2018
Conference begins at 2:30PM
Keynote Address: Challenge, Opportunities, and Beautiful Music
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.
The Administration/Faculty Relationship
Donna Brink Fox
How does the effective music school leader engage faculty in transformative change at their institution?
Thursday, June 21 2018Identity, Brand, and Advocacy
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.
Recruitment and Enrollment: Identifying and Addressing Special Issues for Music Schools
What are the unique issues that face admissions directors and enrollment managers at music schools in the 21st Century?
How to Raise More Money Than the Business School: Targeted Steps to Accelerate Fundraising for Schools of Music
What are the essential elements of a music school advancement program? What five steps can you take to grow your advancement results?
Friday, June 22 2018Best Practices for Effective Leadership
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.
Essentials of Financial Management
What are the factors that drive the music school budget process? What are strategies for understanding, and managing the music school budget?
Our Greatest Responsibility
What are the greatest challenges facing our graduates, and how can we, as leaders, help prepare students to meet them?
Saturday, June 23 2018Vision and Strategic Planning: Transforming Dreams into Reality
This session will consider how to advance ideas into action, and transforming institutional visions into strategic plans that are focused on achieving goals
Jamal Rossi, Mary Ellen Poole, Robert Cutietta
With over 75 years of combined experience in innovative music school leadership and administration, our panel of music school deans offers important insight into the world of music school leadership.