Leading Musically (Sempre Studies in the Psychology of Music) (Paperback)

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Leading Musically (Sempre Studies in the Psychology of Music) (Paperback)


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Musical leadership is associated with a specific profession--the conductor--as well as being a colloquial metaphor for human communication and cooperation at its best. This book examines what musical leadership is, by delving into the choral conductor role, what goes on in the music-making moment and what it takes to do it well. One of the unique features of the musical ensemble is the simultaneity of collective discipline and individual expression. Music is therefore a potent laboratory for understanding the leadership act in the space between leader and team. The musical experience is used to shed light on leading and following more broadly, by linking it to themes such as authority, control, empowerment, intersubjectivity, sensemaking and charisma. Jansson develops the argument that musical leadership involves the combination of strong power and deep sensitivity, a blend that might be equally valid in other leadership domains. Aesthetic knowledge and musical perception therefore offer untapped potential for leadership and organisational development outside the art domain.

Dag Jansson is a choral conductor and associate professor of arts management at Oslo Business School, Norway. He earned his PhD at the Norwegian Academy of Music, a master degree in musicology at the University of Oslo and an MBA from INSEAD in France. Prior to his music career, he was the global leader of a telecom and media consulting practice.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367591632
ISBN-10: 0367591634
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 14th, 2020
Pages: 260
Language: English
Series: Sempre Studies in the Psychology of Music