Leadership Weekend
Leadership Weekend

Leadership Weekend Experience at the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha 

Join Us in 2016

2016 Music for All Summer Symposium
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
June 27 - July 2, 2016 • Leadership Weekend June 25-27



Music Students (Band, Choir, Orchestra):

Interact with student leaders from across the country at one of the premier two-day leadership programs created specically for music students. Immerse yourself in a non-stop, interactive, leadership learning lab you simply can’t get anywhere else. Discover why we develop more student leaders in the music education world who truly make things happen and take the lead.


Do you want more of your students to participate positively in your program? Can you imagine what would happen if all your students constructively brought to life the leadership lessons you talk about? At Music for All’s Summer Symposium we turn talk into action, involving your students in many unforgettable, hands-on activities for team building, problem solving, and leadership learning.


Did you know research shows precollege leadership experiences predict most of the variance in college leadership outcomes? That means when students learn to lead in high school, their success in college leadership opportunities increases signicantly. Give your student the positively life-changing experience of developing more of their long-term leadership potential at the Leadership Weekend Experience.

Click here to read more about what we believe leadership can be.

Fran Kick and a fantastic faculty of student leadership educators will inspire students to Kick It In® & Take The Lead. Having worked with Fran over the past two decades, Music for All shares in his passion and mission to develop student leadership rather than just let it happen with a selected few. Reaching out to the best-of-the- best and inspiring students to lead is one thing. Helping students simultaneously “be the example” and “peer teach other students” is quite another. Students will learn how to inspire and maintain the motivation in themselves and others. The entire weekend builds on a series of active-learning experiences that developmentally dovetail both the message and the method of emotionally intelligent, intellectually thoughtful, constructive servant leadership.

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And they certainly don’t need a title or position of leadership to attend this program either. Any student who wants to make a difference in their program, their school, or their community is welcome to join us in June!"

Every student will learn how to pay attention, respond appropriately and constructively get more involved. Students will focus on attitude development, personal responsibility, communication skills, positive"role modeling, working with peers, understanding self-motivation, the power of self-refiection, personal assessment, and problem solving to achieve individual as well as group goals."

Returning students will learn even more!

In our dual-leadership track when students "come on back!” 74% of the curriculum specifically changes focusing on new and different content for those students who attended the Leadership Weekend before. Returning students spend more in-depth learning time exclusively with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser. They will challenge themselves to reach beyond where they thought they could go on a challenge-by-choice ropes course adventure. Plus, they’ll share some horse- whispering insight into teaching and leading with our very own Licensed Parelli Professional and Two Star Instructor Tom Pompei—with his horse Spark."

Come for the weekend and stay for the week!

By attending the Leadership Weekend Experience with the Summer Symposium, you could save both travel hassles and costs. Since our Leadership Weekend starts on Saturday afternoon, it will make travel plans easier and more cost effective. Simplify your scheduling and plan on a Saturday-to-Saturday week of camp for the complete Music for All Summer Symposium June 20-27, 2015. A positively life-changing experience for high school music students and directors.

Tri-M® Bonus Sessions

Tri-M® Bonus Sessions will occur once again on Sunday night and Monday morning offering all students four more hours with Fran Kick, Frank Troyka, Frank Crocket and Lane Velayo— Executive Director of the Indiana Music Education Association a federated state association of the National Association for Music Education. Discover how servant leadership can come to life in your community through music. Tri-M® Music Honor Society is the international music honor society and is a program of the National Association for Music Education. Tri-M chapter members and non-members are invited to attend.

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What do you need to bring?

  • Comfortable clothes and TENNIS SHOES
  • Sunglasses/hat, water bottle, SUNSCREEN
  • Pens and pencils
  • Notebook
  • You will be doing many interactive exercises outdoors. Sandals will not always be appropriate so please pack your shoes accordingly.


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