League selects nine orchestra executives for 2016-17 Emerging Leaders Program

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Nine orchestra administrators have been chosen to take part in the League of American Orchestras’ ten-month Emerging Leaders Program, which begins this month and will culminate with a joint presentation with the program participants at the League’s 2017 National Conference in Detroit. The 2016-17 Emerging Leaders Program participants are Nora Brady, associate director, sales and marketing, Los Angeles Philharmonic; Benjamin Cadwallader, executive director, Vermont Symphony Orchestra; Susan Lape, executive director, Lake Forest Symphony; Elisabeth Madeja, director of marketing, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; David Renfro, orchestra personnel and operations manager, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra; Kathryn Rudolph, director of education and community engagement, Jacksonville Symphony; Amanda Stringer, CEO, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra; Jodi Weisfield, vice president of development, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; and Randy Wong, executive director, Hawaii Youth Symphony. Participants were selected through a competitive application process and were chosen based on their potential to make significant contributions to their orchestras and to the field as a whole.

Read the full announcement here.

The Emerging Leaders Program is made possible by generous grants from American Express Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Posted September 13, 2016