Carolina/College Music Society Summit 2.0 is an experiential workshop on designing relevant, thriving 21st-century music programs. It builds on the unprecedented success of a sold-out 2016 event, during which interdisciplinary teams designed innovative new undergraduate degrees.
This time, our focus is on VALUES and CHOICES, considering a different and immediately relevant question: How can music programs better emphasize 21st-century priorities within existing courses and curricular structures? Multiple teams will collaborate to reimagine traditional offerings, and then pitch proposals during a friendly competition.
Summit 2.0 stresses creative problem solving and healthy dialogue, emphasizing both product and process. In addition to team activities, Summit sessions consider:
Adopting relevant, distinctive school values
Transforming existing courses and degrees
Strategizing to enhance the student experience
Building buy-in and a shared collective vision
Finding time and money to emphasize these priorities
With a core belief that each of us plays a crucial role in helping music programs stay relevant and thrive, faculty/administrators representing a wide array of disciplines and institution types will benefit from participating:
Applied study (all genres)
Ensembles (all types)
Music executives, administrators, entrepreneurs, and others committed to designing a thriving future for music in higher education
Led by Summit director David Cutler, keynote Richard Kessler, and an all-star team of 75 thought leaders, Carolina/CMS Summit 2.0 will leave attendees inspired, armed with a flexible, transferrable step-by-step process for catalyzing positive change.
Summit 2.0 kicks off with an Innovation Concert featuring the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth.