Aaron Stern is a composer, educator, internationally recognized consultant on learning, and the founder of the Academy for the Love of Learning, a Santa Fe, New Mexico-based educational institution. He conceived the Academy with musician Leonard Bernstein, and serves as its President and educational leader.
The Academy was founded as a “think and do tank” to develop, practice, foster research on, and disseminate its transformative learning methods, which are designed to activate the natural love of learning as a transformative practice in people of all ages. To accomplish this, the Academy offers a comprehensive set of programs grounded in its learning model and innovative awareness-based practices through its various institutes, including the Institute for Teaching; Institute for Living Story; Institute for Foundation Studies, which offers the Academy’s pioneering leadership program; Leading by Being, Institute for Organizational Learning; and others. Stern currently serves on the board of the Mind & Life Institute.