World renowned clarinetist Ramon Ricker presents a unique look at the role of artists in society and the development of entrepreneurial, engagement and leadership skills in musicians.
Dr. Ricker is senior associate dean for Professional Studies, director of the Institute for Music Leadership and professor of saxophone at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. As a senior administrator at Eastman, Dr. Ricker has been instrumental in shaping the innovative entrepreneurial programs at the school. He is also editor-in-chief of Polyphonic.org, an Eastman-sponsored website for professional orchestra musicians.
His many books are looked to as standards in the saxophone and jazz improvisation fields with over 140,000 copies sold worldwide with translations in French and Japanese. His latest book, Lessons From a Street-Wise Professor; What You Won’t Learn at Most Music Schools (2011, Soundown, Inc.) is fast becoming a must-read for music students.
University of Delaware Department of Music
New Castle County
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