A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and NYU with degrees in music and arts leadership, José Pedro Zenteno is a Brooklyn-based Chilean. He serves on the board of directors of two New York-based non-profit organizations that expand opportunities for local musicians. José Pedro Zenteno is the current academic director of the Global Leaders Program. The Global Leaders Program (GLP) is a graduate school of executive education for social entrepreneurship in music based in Washington DC with seasonal offices in Chile and Poland. The Global Leaders Program offers a year-long graduate curriculum co-curated by nine institutions of higher learning: Harvard University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Georgetown University, McGill University, New York University, Bard College, The Foundation Center, The League of American Orchestras and El Sistema (USA).GLP cohort members conduct fieldwork annually in more than 40 countries on five continents.
In this session Jose Pedro holds a conversation with Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, Director of the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University (Australia), an Australia Research Council Future Fellow and Fulbright Scholar. She is one of the world’s leading community music scholars whose research has advanced our understanding of the cultural, social, economic, and educational benefits of music and the arts in First Nations’ Communities, prisons, war affected cities, educational and industry contexts. Her work has connected music research and practice with fields as diverse as regional development, criminology, health equity, and human rights. She has worked on six nationally competitive grants (from the Australian Research Council and Australian Government Office for Learning & Teaching), five research consultancies with leading arts and social sector organisations, and five prestigious fellowships (from the Australian Research Council, Fulbright Commission, Singapore International Foundation, University of Cambridge and Australian Academy of the Humanities) totalling well over $3 million. She has produced over 160 research outputs in high-level national and international publications, and given invited presentations and keynotes in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Japan, Germany, India, and Ireland. She is the President of the Social Impact of Music Making (SIMM) international research platform (2021-2024), and currently serves on the Board of Music Australia.