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Journal of Performing Arts Leadership in Higher Education

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Each discipline provides education and society with a unique perspective of the world, yet independently, disciplines can only go so far when attempting to address our greatest challenges. To go beyond the limits of the discipline, one must employ interdisciplinary approaches, which include being driven by complex questions, seeking collaboration from multiple disciplines, and integrating their understandings by finding common ground. The arts create an amazing opportunity for interdisciplinary exploration and development with other disciplines which benefits arts leaders and educators, students and departments in higher education, and the local community. This article seeks to explore interdisciplinarity and its benefits by providing diverse, successful case studies including a performance salon, talk back, symposium, recital, and exhibition where the arts, science, religion, culture, and technology work together to enhance one another and lead to fruitful results.


Permission received from author on 6/12/19. Permission received from the co-editor on 9/19/19.

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The Journal of Performing Arts Leadership in Higher Education is a recognized academic journal published by Christopher Newport University, a public liberal arts institution in Newport News, Virginia. Copyright to each published article is owned jointly by the Rector and Visitors of Christopher Newport University and the author(s) of the article.