How will you reinvent your music school this fall?
During the demands of the semester, it is easy for many of us to put our heads down and focus on “doing the work.” As an associate dean for faculty and student affairs charged with the care of 120+ faculty colleagues and 1,200+ students, I assure you “doing the work” consumes much of my time and mindspace. But these early days of August, when campus is still relatively quiet and colleagues are just beginning to return from summers balanced with scholarly and creative productivity, playful adventures, and hard-earned relaxation, a moment to imagine the best version of our music schools is a good investment.
But imagination is a scaffolded activity. And CMS, through its most recent publication on Leading Change, offers one worth considering: an edited collection authored by music leaders from within-and-without of the academy.