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Convened and hosted by Peabody Dean Fred Bronstein, this series builds on the success of the “What’s Next?” symposium held in October 2014, presenting innovative artists and thought leaders in the music industry addressing the issues facing music and musicians today.

Previous symposium guests have included author and journalist Norman Lebrecht, the president and CEO of New World Symphony, Howard Herring, International Contemporary Ensemble founder Claire Chase, Le Poisson Rouge co-founders David Handler and Justin Kantor, the President of the Kennedy Center, Deborah Rutter, dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Aaron Dworkin, author of Mozart in the JungleBlair TindallThe New Yorker music critic, Alex Ross, UCLA Distinguished Professor, Peter Sellars, author of The Music Teaching Artist’s Bible, Eric Booth, pianist, writer, composer, and 2001 MacArthur Fellow, Stephen Hough, and Greg Sandow, writer, public speaker, consultant, teacher, and advocate, working with musicians, students, and institutions on the future of classical music.