September 30, 2023

Serve your community through music

You’re a leader in your school or community music program. Perhaps you have a leadership role in your band, orchestra, or choir. Maybe you’re a member of a music honor society, or active in a community program. Music is a part of your life, and you’re ready to use your medium to make an impact. Being an artist-citizen is your opportunity to have a positive influence on your classmates, neighbors, and community.

Are you ready?

What it is.

A one-day retreat of interactive workshops to develop the skills necessary for musicians to engage in the community. Each session will focus on a different topic necessary for interactive public performances, including program development, project management, and leadership.

Who it’s for.

You’re a leader in your high school or community music program, and ready to share your craft with your community. You are interested in taking the next steps in collaboration with other musicians to reach new audiences, interact, perform, and inspire.

What you gain. 

The tools, resources, and perspective to create and hold engaging public performances in your community. You will work alongside a small cohort of like-minded peers, learning from world-class musicians and educators from the Eastman School of Music. During the retreat, participants will design a plan for a captivating public performance, and gain the tools and skills to fulfill during the academic year,


Rachel Roberts
Institute for Music Leadership
Associate Professor,
Music Leadership
Eastman School of Music

Mark Kellogg
Professor of Trombone, Euphonium, and Brass Chamber Music
Director, Eastman To Go (Former)
Eastman School of Music

Crystal Sellers Battle
Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion
George Walker Center for Equity and Inclusion in Music
Eastman School of Music

Jeff Dunn
Program Manager
Institute for Music Leadership
Eastman School of Music

Featuring Keynote Address: Herb Smith

Image of Herb Smith

Herb Smith, 3rd Trumpet, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Director of Herb’s City trumpets
Image courtesy of Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Featuring a performance by the Antlia Winds

The Antlia Winds

Antlia Winds: Dylan Tucker, flute; Gabby Fry, oboe; Dylan Kingdom, horn; Cole George, bassoon; Ethan Morad, clarinet


8:30 AM
9:00 AM
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
1:45 PM
2:45 PM
4:00 PM

Check-in at Wolk Atrium
Dean’s Welcome
Keynote Address
Eastman To Go Performance
Breakout Session #1
Lunch and Eastman Tour
Breakout Session #2
Breakout Session #3
Closing Case Study Workshop
Leadership Development retreat concludes

Breakout sessions include Program Design, Target Audience Engagement, and Project Management

Take the Next Step

Registration is $25 per student. Music educators attend for FREE along with students from their institution. Lunch is included for all. Payment can be provided by credit card with the registration form, or an invoice can be sent to schools for students to attend.

More questions?

Email IML Program Manager Jeff Dunn