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.
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.
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.