Date of Award


Document Type



College of Visual and Performing Arts

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Committee Member

Dr. Andrew Vorder Bruegge

Committee Member

Dr. Don Rogers


Strategic, Plan, Academy, Nonprofit, Music, School


Since the Academy of Music was founded in 1975, the organization has provided music lessons to pre-college students in the York County, SC area. It is the objective of the Academy of Music to rebuild its music program, and eventually expand to once again include instruction in the other artistic areas lost since 2008. To help achieve this goal, the Academy of Music will need a strategic plan to act as a compass to help guide the organization as it navigates the challenges it will face along the way. By following the method outlined in this thesis, organizations similar to the Academy of Music will be able to develop their own strategic plans.