Twelve orchestra professionals will participate in the League of American Orchestras’ Emerging Leaders Program, the field’s prime source for identifying and cultivating the leadership potential of talented orchestra professionals. The competitive eight-month program begins on November 1, 2019 with a three-day meeting in New York City and will also include one-to-one coaching, in-depth seminars led by leadership experts, visits with leaders in cultural and performing arts institutions, virtual convenings, and a capstone project at the League’s 2020 National Conference. The curriculum develops participants’ individual leadership capabilities and serves to advance strategic thinking, resiliency, and innovation throughout the orchestra field. Launched in 2014, the Emerging Leaders Program (and its previous iteration, the Orchestra Management Fellowship Program) has furthered the development of more than 200 alumni—now executive directors and senior executives of orchestras. The 2019-20 Emerging Leaders Program cohort includes orchestra executive directors, a professional orchestral musician, and managers in a cross-section of orchestra departments. They come from orchestras of all sizes across the U.S. The Emerging Leaders Program is made possible by generous grants from American Express, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Click here for more information.
Posted October 31, 2019