Tennessee Performing Arts Center President and CEO Jennifer Turner is one of forty-six industry leaders from across the county selected for Leadership Music’s Class of 2022.
Founded in 1989, Leadership Music has graduated close to 1,300 leaders. The annual program is designed to create a forum for recognized music industry leaders to learn as they deep-dive into almost every segment of the music business while identifying and exploring issues currently affecting the music industry. The program provides once-in-a-lifetime experiences while building lasting relationships with classmates and alumni in all areas within or related to the music industry.
The participants will attend an orientation and alumni welcome reception in September, a two-day opening retreat in October, followed by six all-day sessions once a month. The program ends in May with graduation at a two-day closing retreat.
“To be able to announce that we have selected the Class of 2022 after having to, for the first time in our history, defer the Class of 2021 is a huge cause for celebration,” noted Diane Pearson, Leadership Music President, and Selection Co-Chair. “The members of the Selection Committee feel a great sense of pride in the 46 industry leaders chosen to make the Leadership Music journey. They are exceptional in every way, and we expect them to leave an indelible mark on the organization, both individually and as a group.”
Jimmy Wheeler, Past President of LM and Co-Chair of the Selection Committee, echoed that sentiment. “As the committee is tasked every year, the focus is assembling a class that is uniquely talented and diverse in every way,” he added. “We were all so excited at the end of the selection process. Few things have signaled to me ‘business as usual’ like starting the annual program at Leadership Music this Fall. Those of us who stay involved with the program are anxiously awaiting the starting bell (or clock) September 13th.”