Global Leaders Program

The GLP Approach

The Global Leaders Program empowers a rising generation of change-makers in music to transform lives and communities through an innovative nine-month professional certificate in Civic Leadership, Teaching Artistry, Cultural Agency, and Social Entrepreneurship. Led in partnership with nine top universities and think tanks, and a world-class faculty that includes two Nobel Laureates, the Program is offered annually to a select Cohort of 35 of the most promising emerging talents from around the globe.

Video Introduction

The GLP is built for musicians who aspire to lead and seek the 360° tools to get there. Delivering proven results for individuals and organizations.

Participant Profile

GLP Cohort Members are rising change-makers in music from around the world, connected by their proven accomplishments, potential for growth, and persevering commitment to excel.

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The 2018 Cohort brings together a powerful network of 35 rising change-makers in music across five continents, connecting the best and the brightest.

# Nations Represented in 2018 Cohort

Cohort by Sector

  • Pro Orchestra
  • Proj. Founders
  • Teaching Artist
  • Uni. Professors
  • Grad. Students

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By generating more value for their organizations, Cohort Members report average 18% & 32% increases in annual income within the first and second years of completing the program.

Earning Growth after 2 Years

CONNECT TO YOUR POTENTIAL

Innovative in-person & online methodology adapted to the busy lives of professionals.
Academic modules curated by top universities provide a powerful toolkit.

EXCEL AS A LEADER

Study with a Faculty of pioneers from neuroscience to business.
Limited annually to 35 of the most promising change-makers in music.

TRANSFORM WORLDS

Global Missions to dynamic communities put learning into practice.
Unlock your future in just nine months.

THE GLP JOURNEY

A tailored nine-month curriculum meets the evolving demands of today’s musical landscape, proceeding through twelve Modules that each lay a foundation for the next. The Program pairs the accessibility of online training with the strength of in-person university-led retreats, cultivating a hybrid learning environment that is as efficient as it is effective.


Semester I : The Journey of Discovery

INTRO TO MUSIC & SOCIAL JUSTICE

TEACHING ARTISTRY FOR COMMUNITIES

UNDERSTANDING CONTEXT, MEASURING IMPACT

MUSIC & THE MIND: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH

FRAMEWORKS FOR ADVOCACY & ACTION

SYSTEMS OF MUSIC EDUCATION


Semester II : The Journey to Delivery

CULTURAL AGENCY: ARTS & PROBLEM SOLVING

INTRO TO SOCIAL ENTERPRENEURSHIP

TOOLKIT: ACCOUNTING, LAW, POLICY

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

REVENUE STRATEGIES: PATHS TO FINANCING

SUSTAINED SUCCESS: CREATIVITY & RENEWAL

ACADEMIC CURATORS

Nine world-class institutions guide the design, delivery, and evaluation of twelve transformative Modules. Each Academic Curator brings a highly developed set of institutional resources to the curriculum—combining to form the core of a holistic, innovative, and pragmatic journey for Cohort Members.

 The Schulich School of Music at McGill University is home to a diverse community of musician scholars.. The school offers more than 45 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, and presents hundreds of public events each year.

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University works to contribute to democracy, social progress, and sustainable development throughout the Western hemisphere.

The Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) at Duke University brings together researchers with interests in problems that cross the various social and behavioral sciences, including problems that connect with the humanities and natural sciences. 

The Social Innovation Lab (SIL) at The Johns Hopkins University supports innovative organizations and disruptive technologies that aim to create change, providing social entrepreneurs the tools to develop into thriving ventures that make a measurable impact.

An initiative of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, GSEI fosters innovation generated by cross-sector partnerships to bear on the world’s most pressing problems by emphasizing implementation and measurable social change. 

The OpEx Institute is an expert resource for organizations and individuals to design their enterprise to achieve Operational Excellence. The Institute’s renowned faculty has helped hundreds of global companies from startups to Fortune 500 firms.

The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America’s orchestras as a nexus of knowledge, innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement through its conferences, Symphony magazine, and training  programs.

El Sistema USA supports people and organizations inspired by Venezuela’s monumental music education program through conversation and ongoing inquiry into the most effective ways to achieve youth development goals through music instruction. 

The Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. 

MEDIA FEED

2 weeks ago

GLP Alumni news
Julia Monaco (flute, Canada, GLP 2017 cohort) #GlobalLP

“From October 25-28, I had the honor of hosting the Segundo Taller Internacional de Flauta Traversa del Sur-Occidente ... See more

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FIMCE Festival Internacional de Música de Cámara del Elqui

Congratulations to GLP Alumnus Manuel Figueroa-Bolvarán on another high-impact edition of his social music initiative in Chile, FIMCE Festival Internacional de Música de Cámara del Elqui.

Organizado por el Departamento de Música de la Universidad de La Serena y financiado por el Fondo de Fomento a la Música Nacional del Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes.

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2017 Cohort GLP Mission to North Carolina, USA

2017 Cohort Global Leaders Amalia Diaz Mayita DiCarrera (violin, Colombia) and Rocio Lima (flute, Ecuador) in Mission to North Carolina, USA. #GlobalLP

Host Partners: Kidznotes

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#GlobalLP mission to Panama.
Carmen Bruno (cello, Canada/Netherlands) leads a mission in Panama City, hosted by Escuela Juvenil de Música, an initiative of the National Institute of Culture ... See more

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NEWS FEED

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    FULL COHORT MODULE & MISSION FACULTY 

    DR. DORIS SOMMER (United States)

    Ira Jewell Williams Jr. Professor, Harvard University

    Founder & Director of Cultural Agents: Arts and Humanities in Civic Engagement

    DR. ADRIANA GUTIÉRREZ (Mexico)

    Senior Preceptor in Romance Languages in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

    DR. LISA LORENZINO (Canada)

    Area Chair Music Education, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

    DR. EMILIANA VEGAS (Venezuela)

    Chief of the Education Division, Inter-American Development Bank

    DR. MARK CHURCHILL (United States)

    Dean Emeritus, New England Conservatory; Founding Chairman, El Sistema USA

    MARÍA JOSÉ FERREYRA (Argentina)

    Resident Director, Harvard University CASA (Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad), Argentina

    PILO MELLA (Chile)

    Resident Director, Harvard University CASA (Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad), Chile

    DEBORAH WANDERLEY (Brazil)

    Faculty, Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo; Violin, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo

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    ANNOUNCING FULL COHORT MODULE & MISSION

    SOUTHERN CHILE, JANUARY 2018

     

    From January 9 - 21, the 2018 GLP Cohort travels to Chile to participate in a Full Cohort Module & Mission curated by Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS). The project is organized in partnership with a variety of leading arts, development, and education organizations in Chile’s Lake & River Regions, including The Puelche International Forum on Creativity and Learning, Colegio Kopernikus, PLADES Frutillar, Teatro del Lago, Vive La Música Panguipulli, Valdivia Conservatory of Music, Jornada Musical Sofía Hott Schwalm, Musicaustral, Festival Musical Lago Escondido, and Orquesta Municipal de Chonchi. Through development-focused learning activities in a variety of locations, the 2018 GLP Cohort takes measurable steps towards promoting the sustainable growth of initiatives in the region, while broadening their insights and capabilities as rising social innovators through music.

     

    PART I: FRUTILLAR MODULE

    The project begins in the picturesque Chilean community of Frutillar on January 9, under the direction of Harvard University’s DRCLAS together with visiting Harvard faculty leading three days of intensive workshops. Situated in Chile’s Lake Region on the shores of Lago Llanquihue, Frutillar was recently recognized by UNESCO as a “Creative City of Music.”

     

        - PUELCHE INTERNATIONAL FORUM

    On January 10, Cohort Members contribute to the Puelche International Forum on Creativity and Learning. This annual event connects 250+ arts teachers from across Chile with renowned international guest speakers in panel discussions and workshops designed to foster practice sharing. GLP Faculty and Cohort Members enhance the 2018 Forum both as speakers—sharing insights on critical educational themes from a variety of international perspectives and contexts—and as workshop facilitators—guiding Chilean arts teachers in a series of practices intended to cultivate interpretative methodologies to enhance classroom interactions.

     

        - INNOVATION PROCESS WORKSHOPS

    Cohort Members spend January 11 and 12 working with a variety of community-focused initiatives in alliance with The Foundation for the Sustainable Development of Frutillar (PLADES). Cohort Teams lead hands-on workshops with NGOs that draw upon the Pre-Texts methodology as an entry point to fostering creative interpretations of local challenges and engineering innovative responses. These local interactions culminate on the evening of January 12 when Cohort Teams present a summary of their work to the community at large—sharing observations, insights, and outcomes in a forum moderated by Dr. Doris Sommer (Harvard Faculty & GLP Module Director) together with Eugenio Rengifo (PLADES) and Maria José Hess (Puelche). This closing forum is followed by a traditional Asada dinner hosted for GLP Cohort Members and Faculty by Nicola Schiess, President of Teatro del Lago and Co-Founder of Colegio Kopernikus.

     

    PART II: LOS RIOS & LOS LAGOS REGIONAL MISSIONS

    Following the Frutillar Module, GLP Cohort Members travel on a series of Missions throughout the surrounding Los Rios and Los Lagos Regions. Beginning on January 13, GLP Mission teams spend a week leading a series of camps intended to support the development of regional music education initiatives including Vive La Música Panguipulli, Valdivia Conservatory of Music, Jornada Musical Sofía Hott Schwalm, Musicaustral, Festival Musical Lago Escondido, and Orquesta Municipal de Chonchi. From January 13 - 21, Cohort Members mentor more than 300 youth, in addition to engaging local music teachers in instructive sectionals, rehearsals, clinics, and other activities intended to benefit community music initiatives, while exposing the Cohort to a variety of new perspectives, references, and practices.

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