2019 Shanghai, China

After 20 years of performances and 7 years of global social impact in music and wellness, TEKTONIKmusic.org is launching a talent leadership program bringing high achieving high school students together to unlock their potential. Through unique workshops and interactions with leading innovators and disruptors in business leadership and creativity, students will be exposed to a wide range of concepts and ideas that will prepare them to make an impact both locally and globally.
Students will work together on both a creative and social entrepreneurship project under the mentorship and guidance of our counselors. The social entrepreneurship project will be expected to incorporate the ideas and concepts they are learning – innovation, social entrepreneurship, creativity and ideation, storytelling and presenting, team-building, and much more – while still meeting the fundamental requirements of an actual business. This process will culminate with an actual start-up pitch to a panel of veteran angel investors and venture capitalists.
In the end, students will have a foundational understanding of the next generation tools and skills they need to succeed in our global society. They will have a better understanding of their own passions along with an actionable project that can make a meaningful impact in their communities. They will have gone through a personal growth process while developing many of the critical skills – vision, innovation, creativity, critical thinking, etc. – that the top universities and companies in the world are looking for. More importantly, students will become a part of the TEKTONIK community!


“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist when we grow up.”

Pablo Picasso

2019 Program Details

  • Program Location: Shanghai, China
  • Program Dates: July 7th-19th
  • Application Deadline: Early Decision – April 15th, 2019, Regular Decision – May 30th, 2019
  • Registration Fee: $0 Early Decision, $50 Regular Decision
  • Age Range: 13-17 years old
  • Tuition: USD$5,500 (includes room and board)

Program Overview

  • 20 Interactive Workshop with Business Leadership & Creativity Experts
  • Daily Small Group Business Workshops with Top Mentors
  • Daily Small Group Creative Workshops with Top Creative Professionals
  • Integrated Teambuilding and Leadership Development
  • Daily Wellness Activities (HIIT, Yoga, Dancing, etc.)
  • Creative Performance & Talent Show
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project Start-up Pitch
  • Dinner Gala & Awards Ceremony
  • Continual Mentorship through the TEKTONIK Community

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”

Bill Gates

Areas of Focus

Over the course of our program, students will engage with leaders, disruptors, and experts in a wide range of fields including music, entrepreneurship, finance, technology, and wellness. They will gain firsthand insight and access into the mindset needed to excel in multiple disciplines while developing their own critical thinking and innovation skills. Each of these areas of focus is an integral part of this process.

Work closely with our expert faculty while learning how to create, practice, and perform your own production! Courses will cover elements from performance preparation, composition/arrangement, tips for successful collaborations, ensemble roles, and electronic/traditional composition. Students will have the opportunity to perform their own works for their peers and community.
High performance starts with the “how” and moves to the “why?”  Going beyond the fundamentals of executing a stellar performance, speech, or debate are amplified by knowing your audience and creating a captivating story to support ‘why’ you are presenting your material and your mission.  Learn the elements of communication that set the good presenters apart from the GREAT presenters.
Learn how to make authentic connections, communicate and share uplifting experiences, the philosophy and psychology of performance/presenting as well as how to make a lasting impact on your audience.  Students will practice and implement exercises to channel their energy, adrenaline, sense of humor and enthusiasm while learning how to incorporate these practices into their own projects.
Our experts will help you navigate this daunting and confusing world. Learn the secrets of the entertainment industry from our insiders while also learning about disruptive business models that are driving global trends.
Integrating wellness into every aspect of your life ensures that you are always at your peak performance. Learn how to take care of both your mind and body with experts in nutrition, fitness, and spiritual/mental wellness.
How can you make an impact in your community? Learn how to identify, develop, and implement projects that can make a positive contribution to our global society while still making business sense.
Blockchain, crypto, and other technologies are disrupting the finance industry and creating new opportunities. Learn how things are evolving and what are the trends of the future.
How will AI impact us? What are the jobs of the future? Understanding how AI is disrupting our current and future society along with the benefits and challenges it creates.
Learn how to leverage social media and other media trends to develop your marketing message and brand identity. Identify market opportunities and strategies that will give you the advantage to succeed!
At the end of the day, a project must make sense. Learn how to evaluate the viability of a project and its potential community impact. Learn about market benchmarking, raising money, branding, sales & marketing, and other essential skills from both traditional and disruptive industry leaders.


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Sample Schedule

  • 07:30  Breakfast
  • 08:30  Morning Wellness Activity (HIIT, Yoga, Dancing, Tai chi, etc.)
  • 10:00 Interactive Workshop led by one of our Speakers and Presenters
  • 12:00  Lunch
  • 13:00 Creative Workshop led by one of our Speakers and Presenters
  • 15:00 Interactive Workshop led by one of our Speakers and Presenters
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Mentor Led Small Group Discussion and Reflection
  • 21:00 Creative & Social Group Activity
TEKTONIK Speakers & Mentors


Each of our speakers & presenters is a leading innovator and expert in their field. Through interactive workshops, students will get rare insight into the elements that have made these leaders so successful.

Dana Leong


Dana Leong is a two-time Grammy award winning musician, composer, and producer. Considered by many to be the world’s top electric cellist, he has also been referred to as world’s top trombone player by members of the world renowned Balkan Beat Box. He has taught Jazz at Stanford University from the age of 16; completed the Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government; has given conference opening musical speeches and presentations at TEDxShanghai and the US OPEN Tennis Championship; won two Grammys in Latin Jazz for his collaboration with Paquito D’rivera; worked with Kanye West and Sean P. Diddy Combs in Hip-Hop, and with DJ A-Trak and DJ Qbert in EDM; been a guest musical director for “Fela” on Broadway; and has composed themes for international brands such as Hermès, Virgin Galactic, Porsche and Mont Blanc. A leading innovator at the intersection of music, technology and wellness, Dana has performed healing music at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Congress and Summer Davos Closing Ceremonies and is a composer on a ‘musicians against violence’ album produced by Harry Belafonte. He also worked with Yamaha to consult on the design of the “Silent Cello”, serves as a U.S. Musical Ambassador and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
Dana Leong


Tan Le is an inventor & entrepreneur, and is the Founder and CEO of EMOTIV. Born in South Vietnam, Le migrated to Australia as a refugee with her family in 1981. Le began university studies at the age of 16 and went on to complete a bachelor’s degree in law (honors) and commerce (honors) in 1998 at Monash University. In 1998, Le was named Young Australian of the Year and voted one of Australia’s 30 Most Successful Women Under 30. Le’s portrait was inducted into the National Portrait Gallery of Australia in 2018 and in 2000, her story was featured in the Eternity: Stories from the Emotional Heart of Australia, one of five original permanent galleries at the National Museum of Australia. Le has been featured in “Who’s Who in Australia” List since 1999, Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology in 2010 and Forbes’ 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011. Le has been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader since 2009. Le was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2013. She served on the Board of Stewards on Shaping the Future of Information & Entertainment of the World Economic Forum and currently serves on the Global Future Council on the Future of Neurotechnologies of the World Economic Forum.
Dana Leong


Dan Wong is a veteran of the consumer electronics, mobile phone, and internet industries – with over 20 years of experience in Greater China and Silicon Valley. Mr. Wong is now a mentor and advisor to several startups in the artificial intelligence, converged retail, and smart home industries. Most recently as CEO of artificial intelligence startup Rokid, Mr. Wong brought to market a cutting-edge home AI product that captured numerous industry accolades, including CES Innovation Award 2016 and 2017. As Vice President of Media Solution Center at Samsung, Mr. Wong was responsible for the software and services on Samsung mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs and wearables in China. Previous to that, he ran one of China’s largest mobile ad networks as Chief Operating Officer of Madhouse. At Nokia, Mr. Wong launched and built NSeries into a $1.9B USD business across Greater China (covering China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan). Mr. Wong holds an MBA from Harvard Business School as well as BS Electrical Engineering and MS Materials Science from Stanford University.
Dana Leong


Soulaima is the founder and CEO of Tradeconductor, a highly successful business and global trade marketing consultancy that has helped countless major corporations become what they are today. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and author of several bestseller books. She has contributed to more than 14 books on leadership, change management, SCM and how to get success in life. Everything she does always serves a common purpose: to create more innovators, critical thinkers and problem solvers–more peace in the world.
Soulaima is an official expert at World Economic Forum’s (Expert Network) within “Behavioural Sciences & Education and Skills.”
Her clients include Samsung, Roche A/S, Leo‐Pharma, NNIT, Genzyme, Aberdeen, DuPont, LEGO, McKinsey, DELL, Microsoft, Adecco, ManSoft, Alk Abello, Aon Hewitt, Citroen, Colliers, Diageo, Cisco, Ernst & Young, Volvo, FL Smidth, H. Lundbeck, IBM, TDC, SimCorp, Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Danske Bank, and Deloitte etc.
Dana Leong


Maoi Arroyo is a serial entrepreneur, impact investor, educator, and biologist. In 2018, she became the founder and general partner of the Ignite Impact Fund, the first fund focused exclusively on eradicating income and access poverty in the Philippines. Her entrepreneurship career began when she founded Hybridigm Consulting, the premier and pioneering innovation consulting and commercialization firm in the Philippines. In the last 14 years, the firm has developed policy for the Philippine government, facilitated over $3.5M in biotech investments, trained over 17,000 aspiring entrepreneurs, and created 3,500 jobs. In addition, she has also co-founded a social enterprise that now supplies pasteurized eggs to 5 major hotels in the Philippines, a fashion brand that upcycles leather jackets into bags, a media company that promotes independent Filipino films, and a property development firm. Over the last decade, Ms Arroyo has received several honors. She was hailed by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 35 entrepreneurs under 35 in 2006, was the youngest PhilDev Foundation USA honoree for her contributions to national development through science and technology (2010). Ms Arroyo is also a 2011 Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) awardee – and the only woman in that year. The TOYM is the most prestigious award given to Filipinos under 40 and is presented by the President of the Republic of the Philippines. In 2013 she was one of the DevEx 40 under 40 International Development Leaders, and selected one of the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office’s International Leaders in 2014. She was named as one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders of 2015. Ms. Arroyo is also an adjunct professor at the Asian Institute of Management; where she teaches Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She obtained an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise from the University of Cambridge, and her first degree in Biology (BS) from the University of the Philippines.
Dana Leong


Transformative Artist Facilitator Performer & Creative Muse, Tbird Luv is a great integrator of many talents. With a Classical Music foundation from Carnegie Mellon University and a World Music and Dance foundation from the California Institute of the Arts, she’s become one of the leading contemporary performers who has developed an enormously diverse way of conveying music through flute and voice.
At the age of sixteen she performed in The Side by Side concert with The Pittsburgh Symphony under the direction of Lorin Maazel. Spending time at The Pittsburgh National Aviary imitating birds, animated her flute playing and inspired her to move beyond western tonality. She studied and performed with master musicians such as Ry Cooder, USA, Ustad Hossein Alizadeth, Iran, and Nyoman Wenten, Bali, Indonesia.
Her mission to inspire all of us to “make the world a better place” from our unique point of view has taken her to stages such as TEDx San Francisco and Shanghai, Festival Au Desert in Mali Africa, The Global Summit San Francisco, Time Out Talks Shanghai, Radiate Living Radio, FEM Talks, Success 3.0, True Colors TV, and The WOW Factor Conference of 500 women of wellness. Save
Dana Leong


Healer, Reiki practitioner and DJ Gabriel Salazar is originally from Colombia, where he became a lawyer by profession and as of 2009.  Now a Reiki Therapist by passion, Gabriel has worked with two Reiki Masters who taught him the confidence and wisdom to skillfully learn this technique.
Upon completion of his training, he started his practice in Colombia, which he pursued in China. His practice includes Reiki healing, energy cleansing, chakra harmonization, rebirth and empowering rituals amongst others.
Mastering Lama Fera and sound healing, Gabriel provides a whole set of tools of awareness and advice to others. He believes alternative healing is the path to find inner peace. He helps his patients to grow and learn and leads them towards the path of healing.
Dana Leong


Benjamin Feng is a senior partner at Gateway Education Group. He received his BS and MS degrees from MIT and his MBA from Harvard Business School and is an active alumnus for both schools. He is education counselor for MIT helping to interview applicants and also held the position of President of the Harvard Business School alumni association in Taiwan.
A vision he has is to develop lifelong skills in leadership, teamwork, communication, and creativity for students age 6 to 18 in China. He feels these skills will help students develop passion and motivation as well as determination, which will help them enormously in life. Benjamin has brought in numerous MIT and Harvard students as instructors to carry out summer and winter programs to fulfill this mission. He also recruits top-notch Chinese college and high school students as aids for these life-skills programs. He has developed these LSC/STEAM and run the program for four years.


Throughout our program, you will be working with a group of experienced mentors that will empower you to succeed. They will work with you everyday to process and incorporate all the new concepts into your own story.
Everyone involved with our program is a potential mentor and, after you complete the program, they will continue to work with you as part of the TEKTONIK Community.


2x Grammy Winning Musicial Dana Leong talks about his vision and the TTLP camp on Early Edition on ANC.

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.”

Steven Spielberg

Application Process

Who Should Apply

We are looking for ambitious students from all over the world who are creative and passionate about learning. If you are ready to transform your potential into a creative and social entrepreneurship project, our cross disciplinary program will help you become a pioneer and change-maker. You don’t have to be a performer, but we believe creativity is the foundation of successful entrepreneurship.

How to Apply

Please prepare the following before completing the application form:

  1. Short Essay: How have you demonstrated creative entrepreneurship or leadership? (Maximum of 350 words)
  2. Video 1: Tell us the best way that you could improve the world! (Be specific! Limit 2 minute maximum. Provide url link to video.)
  3. Video 2: Show us your stuff! Please create a video showcasing your creative talent (Limit 5 minute maximum. Provide url link to video.)
  4. (Optional) Provide any additional information (web links, comments) that demonstrate your entrepreneurial, creative, or leadership abilities.

TEKTONIK Talent Leadership Program admits students on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply early as spaces are extremely limited and are expected to fill up before the deadline.
Interview Scheduling: After submitting the required documents, applicants will be contacted within two weeks to schedule either an in person or online mandatory interview.
Admissions Decision: Within three week of completing the interview, applicants will be notified of their admissions decision.
Program Deposit: Accepted students must confirm their attendance by submitting a deposit. Details will be provided upon acceptance.

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