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In this chapter, we summarize the main points from the entire book by reflecting on the three overarching themes and four network projects described in the book’s Introduction. Additionally, we consider other themes that appear in various chapters contributed to this book, and reflect on similarities and differences seen between the various nations discussed, as well as between Nordic and Baltic regions. We include several comparative tables with new data collected from contributors through the course of making this book. We also include discussion of such topics as “artistic research” (arts-based research in the fields of music performance and composition), the use of new technologies in music programs, perceived effects of the public “Culture School” model, and the changing role of research in Nordic higher education institutions. Finally, we discuss the challenges and responsibilities of leadership within an international network of this kind, and conclude with discussion of lessons learned and actual recommendations for educators who would consider developing similar networks in other parts of the world.