Successful Leadership in Contemporary Music Education
Location: Whalen Center for Music, room 1207
This workshop, designed for the contemporary music educator and/or supervisor, will be presented by Keith Kaiser, chair of music education at Ithaca College. Participants will examine effective leadership and its relationship to successful teaching in our contemporary environment. Strategies for advancing music in society will be discussed, including sessions with guest clinicians Edward Lisk, Michael Kumer, Karl Paulnack and Frederick Weingarten (for more information on participants, click on the "Faculty and Guest Clinicians" link on the left). Workshop participants will be encouraged to synthesize and apply class principles and materials to their current teaching settings. The five-day workshop will give participants the opportunity to develop a better understanding of leadership attributes such as: employing characteristics of quality leadership; advancing music in contemporary society; nurturing leadership characteristics in students; getting beyond administrative tasks to envision individual and program advancement; investigating how goal-setting, communication, perspective, and environment affect success; and building trust, professional equity, and conflict management skills. Additionally, the workshop sessions will review current legislation, regulations, and trends affecting contemporary music education.
Hours: Sunday 2pm-5pm, Monday-Thursday 9am-4:15pm