Free League webinar: Orchestrating a Better Future with New Audition and Tenure Guidelines from NAAS

Posted on: April 6, 2021

On Thursday, April 8, the Orchestrating a Better Future with New Audition and Tenure Guidelines from NAAS webinar will present new guidelines from the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), a collaboration of the League of American Orchestras, The Sphinx Organization, and the New World Symphony. The webinar, which is free for League members, will examine how the NAAS audition and tenure guidelines offer paths forward in eliminating the discriminatory practices that have led to the exclusion, harassment, and lack of access that have long impeded people of color in the orchestra field. Panelists in the webinar will explore the evolving understanding of the audition process and how it can be more equitable, recognizing that any ideas operate under existing collective bargaining agreements and are subject to mandatory bargaining. The webinar will cover best practices, how and why they were developed, and the key role of music directors in leading this work. Panelists include Andre Dowell, chief of artist engagement, the Sphinx Organization; Afa S. Dworkin, president and artistic director, the Sphinx Organization; John Kieser, executive producer of media, New World Symphony; Michael Morgan, music director, Oakland Symphony; Tito Muñoz, music director, the Phoenix Symphony; Bill Neri, project manager, NAAS; and Meredith Snow, ICSOM chairperson and violist, Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Orchestrating a Better Future with New Audition and Tenure Guidelines from NAAS takes place on Thursday, April 8 at 3:00pm Eastern/12:00pm Pacific. The webinar is free for League members. Learn more and register here. If you can’t attend the live webinar, register to receive the recording. Contact League Member Services at member@americanorchestras.org with questions.