Essentials of Orchestra Management, the premier orchestra management course in the United States, will take place in Los Angeles from July 25 to August 4, 2020. Presented by the League of American Orchestras in association with the Arts Leadership Program at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, Essentials prepares orchestra professionals by giving them the knowledge and tools they need to be effective administrators and leaders. Led by a faculty of high-profile orchestra executives, leadership experts, artists, and arts activists with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints, Essentials addresses both theory and practice through an innovative course of study that explores not only the challenges faced by orchestra managers today, but also how orchestras must adapt and change to be sustainable in the future.
The immersive ten-day Essentials experience is open to early-career professionals, musicians, graduate students, career changers, and experienced administrators seeking who wish to expand and deepen their knowledge of orchestral management. The League especially encourages applicants from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in the orchestral field.
Applications are due April 20, 2020. Learn more about Essentials of Orchestra Management.