Music Leadership Intensive 2023 — Day Program

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Sunday – Wednesday, June 18 – 21

In this intensive program, current and future leaders will broadly experience leadership from a holistic perspective within a music education context through guided discussion, personal inventory, team creations, practical skill-building, and more. Join Professor Jordan Saul and current School of Music students for this four-day program to learn to become effective leaders in school music programs and beyond.

Hours for the Leadership Intensive are as follows. Sessions are sequential, so participants are expected to attend all.

Sunday • 2–4:30 p.m. (session 1)

Monday • 10 a.m.–12:45 p.m. (session 2), 1–2 p.m. (lunch), 2:15–5 p.m. (Session 3)

Tuesday • 10 a.m.–12:45 p.m. (session 4), 1–2 p.m. (lunch), 2:15–5 p.m. (session 5)

Wednesday • 10 a.m.–12:45 p.m. (session 6)

Registration will open on February 1, 2023


What to Expect

  • Adequately prepare the knowledge and skills necessary to be an active member of a school music program leadership team
  • Identify and target core values necessary for authentic leadership in the music program
  • Experience and reflect on multiple leadership styles found in school music programs through guided observation and questioning


Jordan Saul

Program director
Jordan Saul
Assistant professor of practice, choral music education

ELIGIBILITY — For students entering grades 10–12 in the 2023–2024 school year who are interested in leadership positions in their school music programs.

FEE — $295: Tuition and T-shirt. 


REGISTRATION   You will be required to make payment via credit card at the time of registration. Shortly after submitting payment, you will receive an email receipt. 

DEADLINE — Wednesday, May 31, 2023


NOTE — The registration/payment form works best on a computer (PC or Mac). MCA USERS — use Chrome, not Safari.

Participation Details

  • Parents/guardians and participants will receive permission forms via DocuSign shortly after registration is complete. All forms must be returned by the DocuSign deadline in order to participate.
  • Shortly before the start of the program, a Digital Handbook will be provided. This handbook contains important information for a successful experience. All participants and parents/guardians should read it carefully prior to the start of the program and can refer to it often throughout the week.
  • Approximately one week before the program, participants and parents/guardians will also receive an email with basic information about what to pack, arrival, parking, check-in and more.


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