Joseph Sowa says:
"When I started college almost 20 years ago, my goal was to get a tenure-track professorship in composition at a university. Since finishing my Ph.D. in 2019, I haven’t just been applying for those jobs. While jumping through the academic job hunt hoops, I also made my own teaching position. I started the “Wizarding School for Composers” in 2021 to teach composition to adult learners. A live, online program, the Wizarding School is essentially a graduate-level course in composition. Over the past two years, launching and running my program has been an incredible, challenging learning experience that has fundamentally shifted how I think about the business side of both the educational and arts sectors. In my talk, I’ll share my personal journey and the lessons learned."