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Sponsored webinar: Balancing Acoustics and Physical Distancing as Orchestras Return to Their Halls

On Wednesday, October 7, the League of American Orchestras will present “Balancing Acoustics and Physical Distancing as Orchestras Return to Their Halls,” a sponsored webinar—free to League members—in which...

October 6, 2020

Apply now to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in American orchestras

The League of American Orchestras’ Catalyst Fund is accepting applications now through Friday, November 6, 2020. The Catalyst Fund provides grants to help League-member orchestras build understanding of equity,...

September 17, 2020

League webinar: The New Ecosystem for Community-Centered Commitments

Today’s rapidly evolving cultural ecosystem offers orchestras opportunities to accelerate practices that put community and school partnerships at the center of their missions. On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 1:00pm...

September 14, 2020

From the League: nonprofit resources for voter engagement

As the election cycle accelerates, the League of American Orchestras is providing information about how orchestras can take action to support voter engagement. As 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, orchestras and...

September 10, 2020

League welcomes Simon Woods as president and CEO

This week, Simon Woods, one of the orchestra field’s most experienced and forward-thinking leaders, joins the League of American Orchestras as president and CEO. Woods succeeds Jesse Rosen, who...

September 9, 2020

U.S. team studying COVID-19 transmission and mitigation in the performing arts releases preliminary report

Initial findings in a study of aerosol rates and accumulation from wind instruments and voice have been released, providing preliminary guidance on returning to in-person rehearsals while mitigating the...

August 21, 2020

Forum for League members to discuss League’s Statement on Racial Discrimination

As part of its ongoing dialogue about racism and discrimination in orchestras, the League of American Orchestras recently sent members a Statement on Racial Discrimination, a Symphony magazine article...

August 20, 2020

Eighteen U.S. orchestras receive grants from the League’s American Orchestras’ Futures Fund to advance innovation

Eighteen orchestras and youth orchestras have received grants of $30,000 each to spark a culture of innovation and learning in U.S. orchestras. Created by the League of American Orchestras...

August 14, 2020

New study: financial success for arts groups begins with artistic excellence and cultural relevance

How do successful performing arts organizations achieve financial health? How can a struggling organization turn its fortunes around? The Wallace Foundation, in partnership with SMU DataArts, has released a...

August 14, 2020

League webinar, free for members, on how to turn strategy into stability

On Wednesday, July 29, the League of American Orchestras will present In It for the Long Haul: From Reimagining to Financial Sustainability, a webinar on specific steps that orchestras...

July 23, 2020