Leadership Music will soon begin selecting its Class of 2016. The organization, founded in 1989, begins accepting applications from entertainment industry leaders for its Class of 2016 today, and will be accepting applications throughout the month of March. The eight-month program, based in Nashville, begins in October 2015.
The organization’s aim is to expose participants to each segment of the music industry, and to discuss issues affecting all facets of the industry. Once selected, attendees will attend a four-hour orientation and welcome reception in September, as well as six all-day sessions once a month (on Fridays), and two-day opening and closing retreats during the program. A one-time tuition fee for the program is $1,000.
Leadership Music has more than 1,000 alums.
“When we enter into the selection process, our uppermost goal is to select a passionate, balanced and diversified class of professionals, who are, individually and collectively, the best and brightest leaders in their field and represent all segments of the music industry,” executive director Debbie Schwartz Linn says. “Each year, the selection committee has the difficult task of determining the class slate from far more qualified applicants than we have slots. We are seeing a record level of interest in Leadership Music, which means there are more qualified candidates from which to choose. That’s a good problem to have, but it is often frustrating for those who have applied multiple times. Each year varies depending on how many applicants apply from each category. We strongly encourage applicants to keep applying if not selected. It’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and well worth the effort.”
Applications must be submitted online no later than March 31, 2015. Application forms, program dates, and more can be found at leadershipmusic.org/apply.
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