Help Yourself

Help Yourself is an update on League activities and programs. It includes information on upcoming seminars, events, and meetings, as well as League announcements, Conference updates, award programs, and application deadlines.

Now posted: Digital Media Digest for December 2017

Friday, 08 December 2017

With the accelerating pace of technological change, the League posts a monthly digest of relevant news and information regarding changes, trends, and developments that may affect the digital media activities that orchestras use....

 

Orchestras invited to “Link Up” with Carnegie Hall

Friday, 01 December 2017

Orchestras interested in Carnegie Hall’s Link Up program are invited to join a 30-minute informational webinar on Thursday, December 7 at 4:30 p.m. (ET). Link Up introduces students in grades 3 through 5 to the orchestra through an interactive educational curriculum and culminating concerts.... 

 

League speaks up for musical instruments at international endangered-species policy meeting

Thursday, 30 November 2017

In pursuit of easing restrictions for musicians who travel internationally with instruments containing rosewood, the League of American Orchestras represented orchestras at the 69th Standing Committee meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, held in Geneva, Switzerland this week....

 

Twelve orchestra professionals take part in League of American Orchestras’ Emerging Leaders Program

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Twelve high-potential orchestra professionals have been selected for the League of American Orchestras’ Emerging Leaders Program. The ten-month program offers mentoring by ... 

 

Deadline approaches: Apply now for the League’s National Conductor Preview, April 3-4, 2018

Monday, 27 November 2017

Mei-Ann Chen, Roderick Cox, Giancarlo Guerrero, Laura Jackson, Carlos Miguel Prieto, and many others have participated in the League of American Orchestras’ Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview....

 

Mid-Winter Managers Meeting registration now open!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Executive directors and youth orchestra administrators: register now for the League of American Orchestras’ Mid-Winter Managers Meeting and Pre-Meeting Seminar, January 27-29, 2018, Sunday afternoon through Monday, in New York City at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. …

 

Make your voice heard with the League’s new Guide to Public Policy Advocacy

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

If you are involved in an orchestra in any capacity, and you care about the future of your orchestra and the community it serves, being an effective public policy advocate is essential....

 

Now showing: Wichita Falls Symphony’s 70th-anniversary commemorative video

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra in Texas has produced a video commemorating its 70th anniversary and posted the video online. The Legacy of the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra video, featuring archival footage, still images, and personal…

 

Shop for a cause!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Amid the shopping, festivities, and time with family, the holiday season is also an important time for charitable organizations: close to a quarter of annual donations are made in the last two months of the year. When you shop with AmazonSmile...

 

Digital Media Digest for November 2017 available now

Friday, 10 November 2017

With the accelerating pace of technological change, the League posts a monthly digest of relevant news and information regarding changes, trends, and developments that may affect the digital media activities that orchestras use.... 

 

Apply for Detroit Symphony’s Fellowship Program for African-American orchestral musicians

Thursday, 09 November 2017

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is accepting applications through December 1 for its DSO Fellowship Program, which aims to advance the career development of African-American orchestral musicians and the diversity of professional orchestras....

 

Calling all conductors! Apply now for the League’s National Conductor Preview, April 3-4, 2018

Tuesday, 07 November 2017

Mei-Ann Chen, Roderick Cox, Giancarlo Guerrero, Laura Jackson, Carlos Miguel Prieto, and many others have participated in the League of American Orchestras’ Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview....

 

Submit your ideas for the League of American Orchestras’ 2018 Conference

Thursday, 02 November 2017

The League offers something for everyone at its National Conference, and now we’re inviting members to contribute ideas and provide input for Conference sessions based on what’s most interesting, pressing, and important to you. The 2018 Conference takes place in Chicago, June 13-15....

 

National Youth Orchestra of the USA featured on NPR’s “From the Top”

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Marin Alsop and the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) are featured on a broadcast of National Public Radio’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley, the long-running radio show focusing on young musicians....

 

Video: Park Avenue Chamber Symphony’s “Inside Out” concert experience

Friday, 27 October 2017

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, based in New York City, has posted a 360-degree video showcasing its InsideOut concert experience, in which audience members sit onstage among the musicians....

 

New from Wallace: How the Seattle Symphony attracts and retains new downtown residents

Thursday, 26 October 2017

The Seattle Symphony’s efforts to reach new residents in downtown Seattle are the focus of an article and video from the Wallace Foundation. As part of the Wallace Foundation’s Building Audiences for Sustainability program, the Seattle Symphony used market research to more effectively target new audiences downtown....

 

Just posted: Videos of the League’s Ford Musician Awardees in action

Monday, 23 October 2017

Videos of all five musicians who received this year’s Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service have been posted. Click here to see videos of the musicians in action as they share music in...

 

New World Symphony to live-stream premiere of crowdsourced work

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Project 305, a nearly yearlong project to crowdsource a symphony and accompanying film about Miami by its residents, will culminate in a free concert celebrating the diversity of Miami-Dade County on Saturday, October 21, 7:30 p.m. at the New World Center in Miami Beach, Florida....

 

Southwest Florida Symphony to hold Hurricane Irma relief benefit concert

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The Southwest Florida Symphony and the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers will hold a Hurricane Irma Relief Fund Benefit Concert on Thursday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Art Center....

 

Juilliard offers free live-streams of master classes with Nézet-Séguin, Perahia, Schiff, and DiDonato

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The Juilliard School will present a series of free, live-streamed master classes this season with pianist Murray Perahia on Thursday, October 12 at 6 p.m. (Eastern time); pianist András Schiff on Monday, October 16 at 4 p.m.; mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato on Tuesday, October 17 at 4 p.m.; and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 4 p.m....

 

ICSOM works to assist musicians of Puerto Rico Symphony affected by Hurricane Maria

Friday, 06 October 2017

The International Conference of Symphony and Orchestra Musicians (ICSOM) has launched a fundraising drive to help the musicians of the Puerto Rico Symphony, who have experienced severe hardship due to Hurricane Maria in September. “News reports of the…

 

Calling all conductors: apply now for League’s Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Applications are now open for the 2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, hosted by Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony, April 3-4, 2018. The Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview is a program of the League of American Orchestras. …

 

National Sawdust launches Hildegard Competition for women composers

Monday, 02 October 2017

Brooklyn’s National Sawdust organization has launched an annual Hildegard Competition for emerging women composers. The competition’s judges, all composers, will be National Sawdust Artistic Director Paola Prestini...

 

Check it out: 2018 Media Kit for Symphony magazine and The Hub

Friday, 29 September 2017

Reach the people who matter via Symphony magazine and The Hub. The League of American Orchestras’ communication vehicles offer access into the world of orchestras like no other publications can....

 

Digital Media Digest for September 2017 available now

Monday, 25 September 2017

With the accelerating pace of technological change, the League posts a monthly digest of relevant news and information regarding changes, trends, and developments that may affect the digital media activities that orchestras use....

 

Free stream of New York Philharmonic’s season-opening Mahler 5 concert on Facebook Live

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The New York Philharmonic’s September 19 season-opening gala concert of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 led by Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden will be streamed free on Facebook Live....

 

Report: positive results on health for older adults who participate in the arts

Monday, 18 September 2017

Older adults who create art and attend arts events have better health outcomes than adults who do neither, states a report published by the National Endowment for the Arts. Staying Engaged: Health Patterns of Older Americans Who Engage in the Arts presents the first detailed look at ... 

 

Conductors: Apply now for League’s Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

Friday, 15 September 2017

Applications are now open for the 2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, hosted by Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony, April 3-4, 2018....

 

Your orchestra’s League membership expires September 30

Thursday, 14 September 2017

It’s time to renew your orchestra’s membership in the League of American Orchestras, the only national association dedicated to orchestras....

 

Celebrate National Arts in Education Week

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Every year, members of the League of American Orchestras state that one of their top concerns is the status of music education available to students. A prime opportunity to speak up and display strength in numbers is to celebrate...

 

League posts resources on disaster relief for orchestras, updates on orchestras affected by Hurricane Harvey, and how to help

Monday, 11 September 2017

The League of American Orchestras has posted several pages on its website offering resources for musicians and orchestras affected by natural disasters....

 

Documentary about Cleveland Orchestra’s “Cunning Little Vixen” production broadcast on Sept. 8

Friday, 08 September 2017

Opera Reimagined: Animating the Cunning Little Vixen, a 30-minute behind-the-scenes documentary about the Cleveland Orchestra’s 2014 performance of Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen, will be broadcast on September 8 at 9 p.m. ET in Northeast Ohio on Cleveland’s WVIZ/PBS ideastream station....

 

League posts updates on orchestras affected by the hurricane and information about disaster relief

Tuesday, 05 September 2017

The hearts and thoughts of everyone at the League of American Orchestras are with those in Texas and Louisiana who are affected by Hurricane Harvey. After contacting all member orchestras in Texas that we knew to be affected by the hurricane, the League has heard back from…

 

Happy Labor Day!

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

The Hub will take a brief hiatus from August 30 to September 4. We will be back in full swing on Tuesday, September 5.

 

Readiness planning for the arts

Monday, 28 August 2017

Hurricane Harvey was the strongest storm to hit coastal Texas in decades, causing damage in many areas and affecting several performing arts organizations. Everyone in the path of the hurricane is in the thoughts of the League of American Orchestras, and the League stands ready to assist member organizations....

 

Resource: Reaching arts audiences on a budget

Friday, 25 August 2017

Are you looking for ways to reach new audiences? Be sure to check out the Wallace Foundation’s session from the League’s recent Conference in Detroit. Bold and Informed: Researching Audiences on a Budget is a recently posted video of that session featuring Sara Billmann and…

 

Applications now open for Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy performance grants

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

The Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy is currently accepting 2017 WPA Performance Grant applications from orchestras and ensembles in the United States....

 

Digital Media Digest for August 2017 available now

Monday, 21 August 2017

With the accelerating pace of technological change, the League posts a monthly digest of relevant news and information regarding changes, trends, and developments that may affect the digital media activities that orchestras use....

 

Grant requests for League’s Futures Fund due August 31

Thursday, 17 August 2017

The American Orchestras’ Futures Fund, a $4.5 million grants program launched by the League of American Orchestras and made possible through the generous support of the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation, supports a select number of orchestras making significant investments in organizational learning and innovation....

 

New report from League on orchestras’ education and community engagement work reveals growth in activity

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Of and For the Community, a new report from the League of American Orchestras, details the growth of orchestras’ education and community engagement (EdCE) work and examines the purpose and scope of those activities.... 

 

Paul R. Judy Center now accepting grants proposals focusing on innovative ensembles

Friday, 04 August 2017

Proposals are being accepted through October 1, 2017 by the Paul R. Judy Center for grants for research and projects related to innovative ensembles. The Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research...

 

SphinxConnect diversity conference, February 1-4, 2018

Tuesday, 01 August 2017

Registration is now open for SphinxConnect, the annual conference held in Detroit by the Sphinx Organization for artists and leaders in diversity in classical music....

 

Resource: Researching arts audiences on a budget

Monday, 24 July 2017

The League’s 2017 Conference in Detroit may be over—but the learning from the great sessions continues. Video of the highly rated Bold and Informed: Researching Audiences on a Budget session is posted on the League’s post-Conference site, along with the detailed PowerPoint…

 

Discounts for League members to National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

League of American Orchestras members get $180 off the registration fee to the National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference in Los Angeles, October 17 and 18. The “super early bird” registration deadline is July 30.... 

 

Digital Media Digest for July 2017 now available

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

With the accelerating pace of technological change, the League posts a monthly digest of relevant news and information regarding changes, trends, and developments that may affect the digital media activities that orchestras use.... 

 

League announces faculty and participants in Essentials of Orchestra Management seminar

Monday, 17 July 2017

Thirty-two professionals from across the country will take part in the League of American Orchestras’ ten-day Essentials of Orchestra Management program in Los Angeles, July 18-27....

 

Emerging Leaders Program applications due Monday, July 31

Friday, 14 July 2017

Apply today for the League of American Orchestras’ Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), an unparalleled opportunity for high-potential orchestra professionals to learn and grow without leaving one’s orchestra.... 

 

Update: Details emerge on how Supreme Court immigration decision affects traveling artists

Thursday, 13 July 2017

On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the injunction on the March 6 executive order, allowing for the reinstatement of travel restrictions, with certain limits. The Court’s decision specified that travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or…

 

Detroit Symphony to live-stream Sunday’s send-off concert before Asia tour

Friday, 07 July 2017

On Sunday, July 9, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert at Orchestra Hall, which will be live-streamed as part of the DSO’s “Live from Orchestra Hall” series....

 

Check it out: Symphony magazine’s summer issue

Thursday, 06 July 2017

The new issue of Symphony, the League’s award-winning magazine, is available now—in print and online. This keepsake edition celebrates the start of the League’s landmark 75th year with up-to-date news about the orchestra field as well as in-depth coverage of the vital work the League has long done to support orchestras....

 

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