Emilie Gardberg graduated Master of Arts Administration from Columbia University (New York) in 2008. She was awarded a Fulbright grant for her studies in the United States. She holds a music pedagogy degree (2001) from the Turku Arts Academy in Finland and has also studied musicology at the Abo Akademi University.

She worked as the director of the Turku Music Festival 2008-12. In 2012 she was appointed Chief Executive Director of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, where she worked until July 2017. Gardberg teaches leadership, financing and strategic planning of the arts as a guest lecturer in several Finnish universities and schools of applied sciences.

Project Summary

While at the Wilson Center, Emilie Gardberg will be writing a series of columns and articles about her two topics: art as a transformational power in society and equal and ethical leadership. In addition to the articles her research will result in a written report. She will also be working on a book manuscript with the working title ”Can classical music change the world”.