The League of American Orchestras announced that seven orchestra administrators between ages 25 and 35 have been selected to participate in its newly launched Emerging Leaders Program. The seven are Caleb Bailey, Orchestra Manager, Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra (Lincoln, NE); Jennifer Barton, Individual Giving Manager, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (Jacksonville, FL); Nicholas Cohen, Director of Community Engagement, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Bradley Evans, Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager, San Francisco Symphony; Yoo-Jin Hong, Director of Civic Orchestra and Training Programs, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Michael Reichman, General Manager, Symphony Nova (Boston, MA); and Rebecca Zabinski, Artistic Associate, Houston Symphony. Participants in the two-year program, selected based on potential to impact the orchestra field as future leaders, will remain employed by their home orchestras while participating in a curriculum facilitated by John McCann, an expert in executive training. The program will include peer network-building opportunities, with meetings at the League’s New York City offices; the chance to jointly curate content at the League’s National Conference; and a group visit to other organizations. Participants will work with designated mentors both at their home orchestras and outside the field, and receive financial resources to address specific professional-development needs. For a complete description of the program and full biographies of the participants, visit americanorchestras.org.
Posted January 9, 2014