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Developing leadership, confidence, and
effective communication in music

What is LEAD! – Mission statement

LEAD! Foundation’s mission is to support the emerging careers of the next generation of young conductors. We take a holistic view on mentorship and teaching, focussing not only on developing musical competence, leadership- and communication skills, but also on giving advice on how the professional music world actually runs.


 

latest project

LEAD! Foundation Academy is delighted to announce its inaugural summer festival and masterclass for young conductors in Fiskars, Finland, this summer (2-8 August 2020). This will be dedicated to supporting the emerging careers of the next generation of young conductors. LEAD! will run conducting workshops and provide mentorship through active career coaching, advice on the music business, interactive seminars and public talks on leadership and teaching. It will be led by LEAD! Artistic Director Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and feature renowned guest professors Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sakari Oramo and Jorma Panula. Special guests will include Dalia Stasevska, Klaus Mäkelä and Pekka Kuusisto.

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