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A Study of Music Leaders at NASM Institutions and their Four Roles:. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1909689
  • June 2008
  • 200 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House
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Administrators of college and university music units face countless leadership challenges. They
are required to manage large budgets that need constant and careful oversight, they maintain
communication with their alumni, spearhead seemingly endless fundraising campaigns, recruit
faculty and students, explore new learning delivery systems, oversee course offerings, monitor
the curriculum, manage office personnel, etc. While these challenges and responsibilities
are not singular to music administrators, the ways in which these leaders approach
them is unique. The numerous challenges and responsibilities for all higher education
administrators can be grouped into four categories or roles: faculty developer, leader, manager,
and scholar. To find success, music leaders must expertly balance their roles by showing a strong
commitment to developing, sharing and implementing a vision of excellence. The study also presents the results of a survey of the 608 directors and chairs of music units accredited with the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). These leaders weresurveyed about their responsibilities and how they spend their time and focus their efforts within
these roles.

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Burke Sorenson.
Burke D. Sorenson received his Bachelors of Music Education and his Masters of Music in Orchestral Conducting from Brigham Young University. He pursued doctoral studies in music education at the University of Utah, and holds a PhD in Education with music emphasis from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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