As founder and CEO of Music & Management, Steinway Artist and RAM Professor Dominic Alldis combines decades of experience as a international musician with 15 years of facilitating innovative learning experiences for business using the metaphor of music.
Dominic Alldis is a multi-talented and versatile musician and performer, equally at home conducting symphony orchestras, improvising at the piano with bands and teaching students in the world’s finest conservatoires. He moves freely between contrasting musical worlds and combines a prestigious classical music heritage with extensive experience as a jazz band-leader and improviser.
As an artist exploring the synergy between different musical cultures, Alldis is uniquely placed to bring his insights to the contemporary business world, with its need to maintain the ‘classical’ values of excellence and teamwork, while fostering the ‘jazz’ values of adaptability, disruption and innovation.
Dominic Alldis has worked with many of the world’s leading companies and business schools to create powerful musical experiences for executives. These events explore a range of key business concerns: leadership, collaboration, creativity and innovation, listening, decision-making, talent-management and the pursuit of excellence.
His thought-provoking and transformative presentations often feature live musicians, ranging from large symphony orchestras to more intimate string quartets and jazz bands, depending on the size and key themes of the event.
Dinner courses are interspersed with three musical interludes – leadership and the orchestra, jazz and innovation, and an interactive musical activity…
• What can music teach us about communication, listening, collaboration and trust?
• How do players in an orchestra develop the skills, confidence, self-discipline and awareness to perform effectively in both a live or virtual environment?
• How do orchestral conductors or “maestros” provide effective leadership? How are they adapting their skills to lead effectively in a virtual environment?
• How does a conductor provide intensity and momentum, transform an ordinary performance into an extraordinary performance?
• How do jazz musicians build on each other’s ideas, improvise, take risks, embrace uncertainty and reinvent themselves in the face of change?
• How do jazz band leaders attract the best players, instil a culture of creative independence, tolerance and respect?
How does a conductor lead a symphony orchestra? How do orchestral players listen and collaborate to produce exceptional performances? How do jazz musicians thrive in a turbulent environment, build on each other’s ideas and produce spectacular musical results? How do composers and songwriters create new music? The world of music provides a powerful lens for viewing a business environment and a new vocabulary for discussing leadership, teamwork and innovation.
Dominic Alldis is an orchestral conductor, jazz musician and business speaker. He has been talking to corporate audiences about music for over 20 years. His conference speeches are illustrated with videos, with the option of a live performance by a symphony orchestra or a jazz band. Dominic is an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in London and a Steinway Artist.
Listen to a jazz band and engage in an interactive discussion about teamwork, flexibility and innovation within a fast-moving business environment…
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"Thank you for this valuable and inspiring experience. The participants were deeply impressed and have taken away many impulses for their work…"
Nicola Dreesbach, Learning & Development, EDAG
"Our group and I personally enjoyed your keynote a lot! It was a good conversation and a pleasure to hear your experiences and view on things. Hopefully we will keep in touch and collaborate again…"
Jan Henkel, CFO BMW Group Financial Services Belux, BMW Financial Services
"It was truly a delight to have this experience with you Dominic. Thank you…"
Hugh Verrier, CEO, White & Case
"Let me say a special thank you for this wonderful moment, and out of time experience, a life long memory created. Your session was the highlight of our three days and I am sure we will work together again soon..."
Pauline Kiejman, Global Head of Learning & Talent Development, Kering
"Dominic Alldis conducted a magical event for Jardines Learn Fest’22. It taught us about “orchestrating inclusion” within our group of companies. The Virtual Orchestra Experience brilliantly demonstrates how diversity can become harmony…"
Handi Kurniawan, Director of LearnFest, Jardines
"After two intensive days of self-discovery and expanding their leadership mindset and skills, participants arrive at the orchestral interlude - always, the program's crescendo. You bring to life what leadership embodies, inspiring our leaders to stretch to their fullest potential. Your insights about collaboration and trust resonate powerfully with our leaders in the context of their teams and the business. In their words, "transformative and empowering" - elevating their sense of purpose and a shared responsibility for the work and for their teams. Simply magical…"
Lynne Mueller, Director of Worldwide Training, WPP
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