How do you get to run a Conservatoire? Lose a bet…

David Stull, president of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, is considered the most go-ahead of US music education chiefs.

The trick, he says, is separating the act of leadership from that of management.

He talks a lot of ‘disaggregation’ and of how to provide value to students that will last 60 years, not just two or three. ‘We cannot thing of conservatory education as merely being vocational training… there’s a bigger conversation to be had. What are the lifetime opportunities for the students? … How does a start-up work?’

Watch him amplify on Zsolt Bognar’s Living the Classical Life.

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