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Sher, Daniel P Professor

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Research

research overview

  • My research has focused on matters of accreditation for music programs, both pre-college and post-secondary, and in academic administration, entrepreneurship, and arts management. Additional research has also included becoming familiar as a generalist, with a broad range of music, including all classical music eras and genres, jazz, and traditional music of various western and non-western cultures. This research is general in nature, and associated with the responsibilities I had as Dean of the College of Music (1993-2013). My focus has now shifted from teaching applied piano and piano literature to administrative support for the College.

keywords

  • music program accreditation, arts management, applied piano, music education administration, entrepreneurship, arts management

Teaching

courses taught

  • MUSC 4978 - Arts Administration & Management
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Introduce students to current trends in arts administration, explore the fundamentals of managing arts organizations and develop concrete tools for managing boards, volunteers and staff, effective fund raising, strategic planning and program development. Current issues, the role of the arts and arts advocacy will be discussed. Same as MUSC 5978.
  • MUSC 4988 - The Entrepreneurial Artist
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Learn the core principles of entrepreneurship, such as idea formation, venture models, opportunity assessment, market analysis and strategies for launching a venture and apply them to entrepreneurial ideas. Lectures, projects, entrepreneur interviews and case studies will culminate in a feasibility study for an original entrepreneurial concept. Recommended prerequisite: MUSC 2918. Same as MUSC 5988.
  • MUSC 5938 - Management and Leadership in the Arts
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Presents leadership theories and management principles and their application to arts organizations. Examines concepts and approaches for leaders of small, medium and large arts organizations in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, including human resource management and effective communication.
  • MUSC 5948 - Sustainable Arts Organizations: Forecasting and Fundraising
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Equips students to create comprehensive fundraising plans rooted in strategic business planning for arts organizations, which depend on contributed income for sustainability. Students will learn the basics of planning, budgeting and forecasting, along with proven, effective fundraising strategies and techniques. Includes cased studies and guest speakers with extensive professional expertise in the field.
  • MUSC 5978 - Arts Administration & Management
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Introduce students to current trends in arts administration, explore the fundamentals of managing arts organizations and develop concrete tools for managing boards, volunteers and staff, effective fund raising, strategic planning and program development. Current issues, the role of the arts and arts advocacy will be discussed. Same as MUSC 4978.
  • MUSC 5988 - The Entrepreneurial Artist
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Learn the core principles of entrepreneurship, such as idea formation, venture models, opportunity assessment, market analysis and strategies for launching a venture and apply them to entrepreneurial ideas. Lectures, projects, entrepreneur interviews and case studies will culminate in a feasibility study for an original entrepreneurial concept. Recommended prerequisite: MUSC 5918. Same as MUSC 4988.
  • MUSC 6325 - Seminar in Piano Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Provides an intensive study of a selected area of repertoire or history. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Offered fall terms only.
  • PMUS 1636 - Piano
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
  • PMUS 2636 - Piano
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
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  • PMUS 3636 - Piano
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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