Helen Lancaster - Professional Guidance and Mentor

Helen Lancaster

Higher education (performing arts - curriculum, practice and delivery), cultural policy, and leadership in the arts.

View PDFHitting a Moving Target: Developing effective leaders for music institutions

Tertiary music institutions have contexts which are individual and constantly evolving. Leadership style may need to be adjusted in response. Keynote address, delivered at the NACTMUS Conference in Brisbane, 2007: implications of contextual leadership in tertiary music institutions.

View PDFConservatorium Colonials: Patterns of evolving leadership in Australian and British music institutions.

Reshaping the British model of conservatorium leadership in Australian. This paper was delivered at the Biennial Conference of British Australian Studies Association, University of Exeter in Cornwall, 2006.

View PDFLeadership in music institutions 1: Change or you don’t survive

The current context of leadership in Australian music institutions – the first in a series of three articles on leadership in Australian music schools.

View PDFLeadership in music institutions 2: Moment of brilliance among hours of terror

The challenges confronting leaders in Australian music institutions – second in a series of three articles on leadership in Australian music schools.

View PDFLeadership in music institutions 3: Succession – there isn’t a waiting list!

The challenge of succession for leaders in Australian music institutions – third in a series of three articles on leadership in Australian music schools.

View PDFLeading musicians leading musicians: Challenges for Conservatoria in Australia

The conservatorium tradition of appointing renowned artists as leaders is examined in the light of the diversity of contemporary challenges confronting them.

View PDFLeading in Context : Professional Development for Leaders in Continuing Education

Contextual leadership examined in the Continuing Education setting. Leaders need to account for the unique contexts in which they find themselves, and therefore need to learn how to adapt to evolving contexts.

View PDFLeading in Context

Leadership in cultural settings is unique to each situation, and effectiveness requires the leader to adapt to the evolving context. Contextual leadership examined as relevant to arts organisations.

View PDFLeading Music Institutions Through Change

Challenges confronting contemporary music institutions and implications for leadership. PhD research which interviewed 55 conservatorium leaders from around the world.


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