How prepared are your students for life after graduation?

It’s one of those 3 am questions that keep music school faculty and administrators up at night.

The challenges are real: parents, students, and accrediting agencies are all clamoring for more accountability. And schools are under increased pressure to differentiate their programs, to recruit more students, and to demonstrate effective outcomes.

To turn those 3 am worries into an action plan for success, let’s imagine together. . .

What if your students, faculty, and staff collaborated to create a more cohesive, shared sense of purpose?

What if, along with this process, you could get objective, expert evaluation of your program’s key strengths and opportunities?

What if, along with that evaluation you explored new ways to leverage your strengths and opportunities that could increase recruitment and boost retention?

How prepared are your students for life after graduation?

It’s one of those 3 am questions that keep music school faculty and administrators up at night.

The challenges are real: parents, students, and accrediting agencies are all clamoring for more accountability. And schools are under increased pressure to differentiate their programs, to recruit more students, and to demonstrate effective outcomes.

To turn those 3 am worries into an action plan for success, let’s imagine together. . .

What if your students, faculty, and staff collaborated to create a more cohesive, shared sense of purpose?

What if, along with this process, you could get objective, expert evaluation of your program’s key strengths and opportunities?

What if, along with that evaluation you explored new ways to leverage your strengths and opportunities that could increase recruitment and boost retention?

One of my unique skill sets is being able to work closely and personally with private clients in a relatable way.

I use this skill in my facilitation work. It translates into the positive energy and direct approach of my group work, facilitating teams and creating programming to actively engage faculty, staff, and students.

From curriculum design, to professional development services and program evaluation, I create custom consulting packages to help institutions reach their desired objectives.

With decades of experience working as both faculty and staff at universities and conservatories, I have served both public and private institutions. And as co-founder of the Network of Music Career Development Officers, I have collaborated with career and entrepreneurship programs across the US as well as select programs in the UK, Japan, and the EU.

I bring to each new project a fresh energy and perspective because I love helping people re-imagine the ideal. It makes finding creative real life solutions possible.

Clarity of purpose, effective communication, and group process transform ideas into impact. And that means everything your institution wants to accomplish tomorrow depends on your effectiveness today.

Let’s get started.

For a sense of my work, read Career Development & Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum: Best Practices (Paper published in conference proceedings for the Commission on the Education of Professional Musicians, ISME conference, 2010)

And for a sense of the workshops and seminars I’ve presented and the institutions I’ve worked with, they are here.

Below are consulting project components that might interest you, but I love nothing more than custom-building content to meet your unique program needs.

  • Inclusive professional development sessions that advance the desired curriculum design or other change process
  • Facilitated workshops that actively engage administrators, faculty, and students in designing new programs and collaboratively solving problems
  • Objective, outside perspective and informed international perspective for benchmarking your programs
  • Expert music career and entrepreneurship program design and implementation recommendations
  • Short-term residency work including interactive sessions tailored for your constituents