As Eastman embarks on its second century, guided by our mission, values, and principles, Eastman must boldly and thoughtfully reevaluate everything we do and how we do it. A changing music landscape as well as issues of equity and inclusion; social and racial justice; increased technology in music; the health and wellness of our community; student scholarship support; and a wealth of curricular and operational topics will be reexamined to create a new model for a leading music school in the 21st century.
Eastman and the University must collaborate on the development of a budget model that not only maintains but enhances its internationally renowned school and community of artists. Likewise, it is critical that we successfully complete the Campaign for Eastman for scholarships, faculty support, and program support.
Continue renovating and modernizing 100-year-old facilities, which can be advanced substantially with the potential expansion of the downtown Eastman campus.