The Lewis Prize for Music has released an essay series, ‘Thoughts on Responsive and Collaborative Leadership from the 2020 Accelerator Awardees,’ featuring organizational leaders talking about systems change and what it means to them and their communities:
Ian Mouser and My Voice Music – Thoughts on Responsive and Collaborative Leadership
Ian Mouser and My Voice Music (Portland, OR) bring songwriting, recording, and performance to lockdown facilities, such as mental health treatment and detention centers, to help young people heal.
Brandon Steppe and The David’s Harp Foundation – Thoughts on Responsive and Collaborative Leadership
Brandon Steppe and The David’s Harp Foundation (San Diego, CA) have developed “Beats Behind the Wall” for incarcerated young men and women to develop job skills through music and “Beats Beyond the Wall” for their further development and employment as instructors and audio engineers upon release.
Sebastian Ruth and Community MusicWorks – Thoughts on Responsive and Collaborative Leadership
Sebastian Ruth and Community MusicWorks (Providence, RI) are identifying and rethinking the euro-centric norms of classical music to foster more egalitarian and inclusive musical practices.