Institutional leadership and musician development in higher music education

Dawn Bennett, Jennifer Rowley, Patrick Schmidt

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This chapter provides an analysis and critique of the leadership and musician development on higher music education, bringing together key concepts and challenges and suggesting how these might be enacted and addressed across tertiary music education. The authors underline the importance of leadership development for student musicians as well as key practices of leadership in the context of musicians’ work, institutional policy and higher education. The chapter outlines several scenarios through which higher music education might take action. It then considers further development including leadership in social development, learner development and faculty engagement, as well as delineating critical lessons on leading change in general, both today and tomorrow. The authors end by highlighting important tensions found in contemporary higher education leadership.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeadership and Musician Development in Higher Music Education
EditorsDawn Bennett, Jennifer Rowley, Patrick Schmidt
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780429503924
ISBN (Print)9781138587472
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


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