The function of music, arts and culture is changing constantly, with the fluid of social cultural, political and economic developments. This reflects on musicians, and is a challenge to their entrepreneurship and their capability to create co-ownership models, together with other professionals and public/governmental and business organizations.

Within the music work field, the mentioned changes ask for adaptive, authentic and servant leadership. In this field music itself is seen as a binding and inspiring medium. The central position of conductors in musical and social cultural contexts is crucial to explore this leadership.

To be able to face and handle these changes in a lifelong learning process, the conductor, and the professional musician in general, as a true and convincing artist, needs to be a creative thinker and actor, an adaptive and reflective practitioner, and a connector and networker.