Discovering the ‘modern maestro’: The importance of a professional industry pedigree and aspects of coaching and mentoring within the supervision of music undergraduates
A Armour International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring 2021
and practice used in the supervision of undergraduate students at a London music school. It used coded analysis of interviews with tutors, students, and academic administrators to conclude that supervisors who are also highly experienced professional musicians, often use a directive and challenging style of intervention, influenced by their own knowledge of industry standards. It is suggested that this ‘modern-maestro’ mentoring relationship may help motivate the student to adopt an autonomous approach to their work, needed not only for their academic success, but for their future professional music careers too.