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September 26

Hi All! We are so excited to offer this philanthropic masterclass free so everyone can benefit. Please share this with anyone who might enjoy the information. The class recording will be available afterwards. See you soon!

LIVE Class Wed. Sept, 27th (Zoom Link in Members Channel)

4:00pm // 6:00pm CST // 7:00pm EST

Registration Link for Non-MCA Members:

August 20


I am brand new to MCA. I was wondering how we get credit towards our professional development while utilizing this resource?

Thank you in advance!

Good news! The newest masterclass with Roger Emerson is available on the Video Catalog. Let us know what you think!

  • Jaclyn

7:00-8:15pm EST

6:00pm CST

4:00pm PST

*Zoom link is available in the Zoom Community chat.

I hope you are able to join the masterclass tonight. 

7:00pm EST

6:00pm CST

4:00pm PST

Zoom link can be found in the "Masterclass Zoom Links" community page and via email for those who purchased the single class.

June 20
• Edited (Jun 20, 2023)

Leadership plays a pivotal role in guiding individuals, teams, and organizations towards success. Great leaders possess certain qualities that inspire and motivate others to achieve their best. Whether you're leading a small team or a large organization, understanding these essential characteristics will help you become an effective and influential leader. Let's explore the five key traits that define great leadership.

1. Vision and Strategic Thinking:

Great leaders have a clear vision for the future and the ability to think strategically. They envision possibilities and set goals that inspire and challenge their teams. A strong vision provides a sense of purpose and direction, guiding decision-making and shaping the path towards success.

2. Effective Communication Skills:

Communication is the cornerstone of leadership. Great leaders are adept at conveying their ideas, expectations, and feedback clearly and effectively. They actively listen to others, encourage open dialogue, and foster a culture of collaboration and respect. By communicating with transparency and empathy, leaders build trust and strengthen relationships within their teams.

3. Empowering and Delegating:

Great leaders understand the importance of empowering and delegating tasks to their team members. They recognize individual strengths and provide opportunities for growth and development. By empowering others, leaders foster a sense of ownership, accountability, and innovation within their teams. Delegating responsibilities not only helps distribute the workload but also builds trust and confidence among team members.

4. Emotional Intelligence and Empathy:

Leaders with high emotional intelligence are attuned to their own emotions and the emotions of those around them. They possess empathy and understand the impact their words and actions can have on others. Great leaders create a supportive and inclusive environment where team members feel valued, understood, and motivated. They navigate conflicts with grace and seek win-win solutions.

5. Resilience and Adaptability:

Leadership often requires navigating through challenges, setbacks, and changing circumstances. Great leaders display resilience and adaptability in the face of adversity. They remain calm under pressure, inspire confidence, and find creative solutions to problems. By demonstrating resilience, leaders inspire their teams to persevere and overcome obstacles, fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth.

In conclusion, great leadership is not defined solely by a title or position, but by the characteristics and qualities displayed by individuals who inspire and guide others towards success. By cultivating a clear vision, effective communication skills, empowerment, emotional intelligence, and resilience, you can become a truly influential and effective leader. Remember, leadership is a journey of growth and development. Continually strive to enhance these essential characteristics, and watch as you positively impact those around you and achieve remarkable results.

We hope you can make it! The recording will be available later this week.

I hope you can make it! Zoom link is available in the members "Zoom Links" chat. 

Recording available in the next few days.

I hope to see you tonight! Check the private "masterclass zoom link" page for access.

May 16
• Edited (May 16, 2023)

I am the founder, Dr. Jaclyn Normandie. 

This community space is to support on another and share ideas. Please engage as much as you like and often.

Here are suggestions on what to share:

  • Introduce yourself! We want to get to know you.

  • Post an picture of you and/or your ensemble.

  • Questions about music education.

  • Reflections on the masterclasses.

  • Exciting news in your own teaching.

  • Videos of you conducting so we can share in your successes!

What NOT to share:

  • Aggressive or demeaning thoughts about another person. We are first and foremost a SUPPORTIVE community to inspire growth in one another.

    I look forward to meeting you all!