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Heather Landes

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School Dir & Prof of Practice
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
School Dir & Prof of Practice
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
School Dir & Prof of Practice
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
School Dir & Prof of Practice
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Biography

Heather Landes is director of the ASU School of Music. Having served in leadership roles in the arts for more than two decades, Landes has collaboratively developed key curricular and community initiatives and has wide-ranging experience in academic leadership.

Before becoming director, Landes served the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts as associate dean from 2008–2014 and oversaw curriculum development, recruitment and admission, enrollment and retention initiatives, career planning, and managed the Herberger Institute online learning, communications and student success teams. Previous academic leadership appointments include serving as Assistant Dean and Director of Student Success for the Herberger Institute and Assistant Dean of Enrollment and Managing Director of the National High School Music Institute for the Northwestern University School of Music.

Dr. Landes’ research focuses on creativity, entrepreneurship and organizational culture in higher education arts programs. As an advocate for the importance of the arts, she has presented sessions on arts entrepreneurship and curricular reform at the National Association of Schools of Music annual meeting, and Counseling the High School Performing or Visual Artist at the National Association for College Admission Counseling conferences, regional admission counseling meetings, the Interlochen Arts Academy and high schools in the United States and abroad. A former student of Walfrid Kujala and Alexander Murray, Dr. Landes holds a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from the University of Illinois and a Master of Music in flute performance from Northwestern University. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Education degree from Loyola University Chicago. Her dissertation research involved a comparative study of the student experience at a conservatory of music and a university school of music.

Research Interests

Creativity

Arts Entrepreneurship

Organizational Culture in Higher Education Arts Programs

Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MUP 101ASU School of Music Experience
MUE 101ASU School of Music Experience
HDA 210Creativity & Innov Design Arts
MUS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MUP 101ASU School of Music Experience
MUE 101ASU School of Music Experience
HDA 210Creativity & Innov Design Arts
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MUP 101ASU School of Music Experience
HDA 210Creativity & Innov Design Arts
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HDA 484Internship
HDA 584Internship
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HDA 484Internship
HDA 584Internship
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MUP 101ASU School of Music Experience
HDA 484Internship
MUP 492Honors Directed Study
MUP 493Honors Thesis
MUP 499Individualized Instruction
HDA 584Internship
MUP 590Reading and Conference
MUP 599Thesis
MUP 790Reading and Conference
MUP 792Research
MUP 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HDA 484Internship
HDA 584Internship
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HDA 484Internship
HDA 584Internship
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
HDA 484Internship
HDA 584Internship