This online and public forum, entitled “Teaching, Healing and the Power of Music”, is an opportunity to discuss and learn from the leaders of Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Learn about the school’s unique philosophy and approach to the role of music in society.

Speakers (Alpha order by Surname):

  • Dr. Judith Bose, Dean
  • Mr. Job Salazar, Violinist
  • Dr. Erin Zaffini, Director, Teacher Education
  • Prof. Karen Zorn, President

This online and public forum, entitled “Arts Education: Forward Thinking”, is an opportunity to discuss and learn from a range of leaders and visionaries in this space. It is an opportunity to reflect on all aspects of education and mentorship including professional development in the cultural sector. How have educational models changed since COVID? What are the pressing needs of students and mentors? Which delivery models are working most effectively in a hybrid world? Can you share lessons learned and predictions moving forward?

Speakers (Alpha order by Surname):

  • Ms. Tanya Bannister, President – Concert Artists Guild
  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Frucht, Artistic Director – Siemens Arts Program
  • Mr. Stephen McHolm, Director, Academy – Verbier Festival
  • Prof. William Quillen, Dean, Conservatory – Oberlin College & Conservatory
  • Prof. Andrea Rurale, Director, MAMA – SDA Bocconi
  • Dr. Sheila C. Woodward, Executive Vice President – International Music Council
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