27 March 2002
Dr. Chandrakant Sardeshmukh
c/o Preston Struthers
8 Clark Street
Wayville SA 5034

Dear Dr Sardeshmukh,

I would like to thank you for agreeing to take part in CONNECTing with, being held 26-28 April 2002 in Brisbane, Australia, discussing the future of music, music education and arts in the 21st century.

The themes for the three days will be:
Friday 26 April Leadership, Advocacy and Creative Futures
Saturday 27 April Music Making in a Culturally Diverse Society
Sunday 28 April Contemporary Directions in Music Education and Training

From community and education groups to international artists, we will look at the feasibility and evolution of music, music education and the arts locally and globally. Particular attention will be given to the role of the Conservatorium within this context and how it can best be related to its immediate community.

We are extremely pleased to have you as an Animateur and Workshop Leader and consider your participation most crucial to the success of the weekend. In addition, we would like you to take part in other Soundings session over the weekend as a leader in the various dialogue groups.

We have put together a fascinating schedule of events with international, national and local speakers, including a key gusts from Australia, the United Kingdom, Denmark, the Netherlands and Asia.

Through CONNECTing with…and Jammin'…. Making music together, we will share iwht Brisbane and Queensland communities the energy, new ideals and activity that will benefit us all in our future growth in music making and education.

The attachments will provide you with all the relevant information, such as scheduling and content of the weekend.

I would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to a welcoming dinner on the evening of Thursday 25 April if you are available. (Details will be forwarded.)

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me or my staff at the CONNECTing with… office +61 (0) 7 3875 6234 who will be happy to help with your needs.

We look forward to hosting you in Brisbane at what promises to be an outstanding weekend.
Yours Sincerely,

Professor Simone de Haan
Provost & Director
Queensland Conservatorium
Griffith Universit