A Texas-Sized Trip for One SMU Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship Class


Kathleen Gallagher is an Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship professor at SMU. Recently, Gallagher took her International Comparative Cultural Policy class to the State Fair of Texas in Fair Park. It might not seem like an obvious choice for a Cultural Policy class at first, but the visit was important to the theme built into the curriculum.

Professor Gallagher has designed the course around information literacy, which is defined as “the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.”  Read more

Four Forward-Thinking (And Free) Workshops from a Renowned Author Gerald Klickstein



On Monday, November 14, Gerald Klickstein will be offering four free workshops to the SMU student body. Each 50-minute workshop will instruct students on how to develop their art how to get it funded and how to be forward-thinking and relevant in our rapidly changing society.

The SMU Meadows Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship department encourage all to attend.

Who is Gerald Klickstein?

A veteran performer and educator, Gerald Klickstein (@klickstein) has earned an international reputation for his integrated approach to artistic and professional development.

In 2012, he founded the Music Entrepreneurship and Career Center at the Peabody Conservatory, which helps rising musicians attain artistic and professional success. Previously, he was a member of the artist faculties of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Michigan State University and Lansing Community College.

He lectures across North America and writes about diverse topics of interest to musicians, artists and educators. His work has been published by Oxford University Press, Schott and others as well as on diverse websites and in journals such as The Strad, American String Teacher and Inside Higher Ed.

His book The Musician’s Way (Oxford, 2009), now in its 12th printing, along with its companion website MusiciansWay.com, has drawn global praise for its insightful handling of the challenges that today’s performers face. He posts regularly on The Musician’s Way Blog and publishes a newsletter that explores myriad aspects of living the musician’s life.  Read more