Eastman and Yamaha Partner to Support Future Arts Leaders

April 17, 2017

More Information:
Eastman Office of Communications, 585-274-1050

In a new partnership between the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music and the Yamaha Corporation of America, five outstanding graduate students, selected from an international pool of applicants, will participate as fellows in the Eastman Leadership Conference 2017.

The Yamaha Graduate Fellows Program at the Eastman Leadership Conference will enable these future arts leaders to collaborate with and work alongside conference participants from universities throughout the country, including faculty, staff, and administrators, providing an invaluable window into the world of higher education administration. Yamaha graduate fellows will receive a full tuition scholarship, made possible through the generous support of the Yamaha Corporation of America Band & Orchestral Division.

According to Jonathon Breen, Director of Sales for Yamaha’s Band & Orchestral Division, “Now more than ever, it is important that our field has talented, passionate, and dedicated leaders. Eastman is a pioneer in the field of music and arts leadership and we see the graduate fellows sponsorship as the perfect opportunity to help support and develop the next generation of music school leaders.”

Highlighting Eastman’s role as a trailblazer in music leadership and administration development, the Eastman Leadership Conference will provide current and future music school leaders the opportunity to learn and discuss policies, programs, and strategies in a collaborative, professional, and musically rich environment.

“The Yamaha partnership is transformative for the Graduate Fellowship component of the Conference,” said Jamal Rossi, the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the Eastman School of Music. “We are delighted to collaborate with such a venerable organization as Yamaha and welcome their commitment to support and train articulate music advocates and leaders of the next generation.”

The conference will be held from June 21 to 24 and features lead faculty members Jamal J. Rossi of the Eastman School of Music; Toni-Marie Montgomery, Dean of the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University; and Robert Cutietta, Dean of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.

For more information visit the conference website at www.musicleadership.org , or contact Jim Doser, Director, Institute for Music Leadership, Eastman School of Music, jdoser@esm.rochester.edu ; (585) 274-1470.

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