Towards a New Paradigm in Performance Programs

In-Person Only

Students graduating with performance degrees, especially in Classical Performance, have been historically underprepared to enter the music industry as professionals with the broad spectrum of skills needed to thrive in an environment that, along with performance ability, demands a working knowledge of music technology (studio and live production, electric instruments and gear), improvisational skills and entrepreneurial skills. This session addresses the need for Performance-based degrees to include more than just the pedagogical study of traditional (ie, Classical or Jazz) performance styles. The discussion will include the significance of cultural relevancy, trends, and examples of innovative new programs.