Christian Tamburr to Present ‘Sonic Leadership’ at Gleason on Oct. 21

Free Event Highlights Role of Creativity in Business Success

MELBOURNE, FLA. —Christian Tamburr, Florida Institute of Technology’s music artist in residence, will present a unique event that shows how music and storytelling can inspire and invigorate your workplace and business.

Called Sonic Leadership, the event will introduce an innovative approach to business and leadership through creativity and the arts. Running from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Gleason Performing Arts Center on the Florida Tech campus, the event is free and open to the public, though registration is required to secure tickets.

The musically inspired presentation will also include special guest speakers from Cisco Systems and Google as well as shuttle astronaut and retired Navy Capt. Winston Scott, Florida Tech’s senior vice president for external relations and economic development.

“We see the value of this type of presentation as giving insight into how some of the top companies around the world operate with a culture that embraces the arts and an outside-the-box approach to business,” Tamburr said. “How can our businesses in Brevard value from supporting and incorporating this type of culture into what they do? We believe Sonic Leadership will answer that question in a memorable and unique way.”

The evening will begin on a musical note, with a song from Tamburr’s jazz quartet. It will proceed from there with an examination and description of ‘sonic leadership’ that will also feature band members.

“My goal for this firstsegment is to have our audience look at unique parallels relating to trust, risk, and an ever changing environment in order to deliver a high-level product,” Tamburr said.

Speakers from Cisco and Google will follow. Scott will then close out the event with his appearance.

Shaina Savastano Tamburr, involved in worldwide sales at Cisco, will talk about storytelling and its value when connecting to a group of employees or an audience in general. She will discuss using action and emotion to create something dynamic from something static, such as information on a page.

Google’s Daniel Raynaud, a product manager, will talk about how certain elements of the Google workplace are critical to its success. Those include the company’s weekly all-employee meetings with leadership, where tough questions are encouraged and answered fully, and the notion of ‘moonshots.’ Those are long-term but important goals and projects the company encourages its employees to pursue.

And finally, Scott will talk about spontaneity and improvisation and how great leaders must think on their feet.

For more information and to register for tickets, please call (321) 674-8382 and select Option 2. Registration may also be done by emailing And for more information on the event and online registration, visit


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