Brian Pertl, Dean of the Lawrence Conservatory: Episode 6
Brian is the Dean of the Lawrence Conservatory of Music and a former ethnomusicologist for Microsoft. He is the perfect meld of artist and businessman which makes him a very forward-thinking dean.
Brian touches on a wide range of topics in this episode including:
How a $50 gig playing the didgeridoo led to his full-time employment for 16 years at Microsoft which led to him becoming a dean
Always saying yes when asked if you are capable of something
The importance of pivoting in one's career
How giving people autonomy over projects can unleash creativity
The value of questioning traditions within music
Being ready to seize an opportunity
His passion for combining artistic expression with entrepreneurial skills has him on the cutting edge of what a music education should look like at the collegiate level today.
Contact Brian: https://www.lawrence.edu/conservatory/faculty/brian_pertl
Brian's TEDx Talk: http://www.tedxlawrenceu.com/speakers/brian-pertl/
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