Help Yourself

Help Yourself is an update on League activities and programs. It includes information on upcoming seminars, events, and meetings, as well as League announcements, Conference updates, award programs, and application deadlines.

This Week on The Hub

Monday, 14 June 2010

All this week on The Hub we’ll be covering the daily happenings from the League’s National Conference in Atlanta. From the live streaming of Opening Session to the Keynote addresses ...

 

Did you hear?

Friday, 11 June 2010

Have you heard what is being said on the Orchestra R/Evolution website? Here is a small sample of the many opinions that are being expressed.

…the level of security orchestras provide locks them into models that diminish quality of experience for musicians ...

 

Watch Opening Session from your conference room

Tuesday, 08 June 2010

For the first time we’ll be streaming the Opening Session of Conference live—simply go to orchestrarevolution.org on June 16 at 3:40pm EDT and click on the video player. Make it an all staff event—order pizza, discuss what’s being said ...

 

Viva la R/Evolution

Friday, 04 June 2010

It’s time to visit orchestrarevolution.org—there are important discussions in need of your input! Kathryn Wyatt expresses the inspiration she found as an Abreu Fellow, Marc van Bree explores issues in social media, and Molly Sheridan asks us to imagine ...

 

The R/Evolution WILL Be Televised

Thursday, 03 June 2010

Unable to come to Conference? We’re making it easy (and free!) for you to be in the room for Opening Session of Conference. For the first time, on June 16 the League will be live video streaming the Opening Session ...

 

Following the R/Evolution

Wednesday, 02 June 2010

For those of you who haven’t been following the discussions happening on orchestrarevolution.org, you are missing out. Doug McLennen and Brent Reidy are trying to get to the bottom of what is really holding our field back ...

 

Free Consultations with the Nonprofit Finance Fund

Tuesday, 01 June 2010

Nonprofit Finance Fund will provide free consultation sessions to members of the League of American Orchestras to discuss a specific financial concern of the participant’s organization, covering topics such as ...

 

From the front lines of the R/Evolution

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Keep up with all the action on the classical music world’s hottest new website, Orchestra R/Evolution. There you can read the most up-to-date thinking about the future of orchestras, share your own thoughts, and help set the agenda for the opening session of the League of American Orchestras’ National Conference ...

 

What’s next for orchestras?

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Find out now in the May/June issue of Symphony, available both in the long-running print edition and online. In his Critical Questions column, League President and CEO Jesse Rosen previews a new book from the League, Fearless Journey: Innovation in Five American Orchestras, which reveals ...

 

The R/Evolution has begun at orchestrarevolution.org!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Today the curtain goes up on our new website Orchestra R/Evolution. We invite everyone who is passionate about the future of orchestras to help set the agenda for our opening session at Conference June 16 in Atlanta! ...

 

SymphonyOnline: Read all about it

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Keep up with all the information you need about orchestras with SymphonyOnline, the digital version of the League of American Orchestra’s award-winning magazine. Full of the same great news, research, and original reporting as Symphony’s print edition, SymphonyOnline is available to anyone, anywhere free of charge ...

 

Conference: Now Is the Time!

Friday, 14 May 2010

Register today for the League’s National Conference and you’ll avoid the $50 late registration fee. It’s your chance to save $50 per person while taking advantage of all the great offerings on tap at this year’s Conference in Atlanta, June 15-19. ...

 

Conference: It’s All About You!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

The League’s National Conference offers something for everyone who cares about orchestras—whether you’re a board member, an executive director, a musician, an administrator, or a volunteer, there are seminars, classes, and programs just for you. How to select the events that best suit your needs and interests? ...

 

Free consultations at the League Conference—don’t miss out!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Take advantage of four free consultations while you are at the League’s National Conference in Atlanta. Specialists from the National Endowment for the Arts will offer individual consultations about music and arts-education funding. Interested in today’s music? A private meeting with a representative from EarShot ...

 

Electronic Media News Update

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

With the accelerating pace of technological change, the League’s Electronic Media Services collects monthly summaries of relevant news and information regarding changes, trends and developments that may affect the electronic media activities your orchestra uses to achieve its institutional mission ...

 

So you have questions? Conference has the answers!

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The League’s National Conference is a unique opportunity to find the answers to your questions, not only from experienced speakers but from your friends and colleagues around the country who share your issues and have created their own solutions. This year, Conference topics tackle a broad range of issues ...

 

Orchestra R/Evolution

Monday, 10 May 2010

Get ready for the Orchestra R/Evolution at the League’s National Conference in Atlanta next month by watching Opening Session keynote speaker Ben Cameron describe his passion for the live performing arts, their power and challenges in the 21st century. Cameron’s address, Arts at the Crossroads, is not to be missed. ...

 

Orchestras Feeding America Update

Tuesday, 04 May 2010

Orchestras Feeding America recently wrapped up the 2010 donation period in the month of March and reports show impressive results so far! 135 orchestras from 45 states participated and communities across the country have benefitted ...

 

Fly Free to Conference – Register Now!

Monday, 03 May 2010

Be one of the next 8 people to register for the League’s National Conference plus a two-day Orchestra Leadership Academy Seminar and receive a complimentary roundtrip airfare to Atlanta courtesy of Delta Airlines. What’s the catch? ...

 

Online interviews: Who Works in Orchestras?

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

We are excited to announce the Who Works in Orchestras? series of audio interviews with professionals in the field. First up, Graham Parker and Liz Mahler from Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. ...

 

National Symposium on the El Sistema Movement in the U.S.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

The League of American Orchestras, in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and El Sistema USA, would like to invite you to a national symposium on El Sistema ...

 

Electronic Media News Update

Thursday, 08 April 2010

With the accelerating pace of technological change, the League’s Electronic Media Services collects monthly summaries of relevant news and information regarding changes, trends ...

 

Orchestra Leadership Academy Seminars - Conference 2010

Wednesday, 07 April 2010

Let us help you invest in the future! The League is committed to recognizing and encouraging effective and visionary leadership in the orchestra profession and for the performing arts. Learn more about this year’s ...

 

Telling Your Orchestra's Financial Story

Monday, 29 March 2010

The League of American Orchestras & Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) invite you to participate in a financial leadership clinic open to six orchestra teams, Groups 3 to 6, via a competitive application process. ...

 

President Signs Jobs Tax Relief

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Last week, President Obama signed the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, a $17.6 billion bill which includes important payroll tax incentives for nonprofits to hire new workers. The tax provision exempts employers ...

 

Registration deadline extended for League Mentoring Circles

Thursday, 18 March 2010

For Executive Directors of Group 2-5 and 5-6 Orchestras and Development Directors of Groups 4-6 Orchestras within their first years of service. Each Mentoring Circle meets once a month for six months ...

 

American Composers Orchestra: Playing it UNsafe Call for Proposals

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

American Composers Orchestra announces Playing it UNsafe, a research and development laboratory for the creation, reading, and performance of experimental new works by American composers. The goal of the program ...

 

Special Offer for Board Members

Monday, 08 March 2010

We know how much you care about your orchestra, so we’ve created a League of American Orchestras membership especially for board members. Through your orchestra’s membership, you already receive benefits ...

 

Volunteer Council Fundraising Webinar

Friday, 05 March 2010

This webinar is designed to cover the fundamentals of fundraising for symphony volunteer organizations regardless of budget size. Topics explored include: the volunteer as fundraiser ...

 

Conference Call: Accessing and Managing Credit

Thursday, 04 March 2010

(developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund)
Live, Thursday, March 4th, 2010, at 1:00 pm EST, free of charge. ...

 

Composing Change: YOLA and the El Sistema Movement

Monday, 01 March 2010

The League of American Orchestras, in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and El Sistema USA, would like to invite you to a national symposium on the El Sistema Movement in the U.S. ...

 

Orchestra Statistical Report Deadline Extension

Thursday, 25 February 2010

The 2008-2009 Orchestra Statistical Report survey is still open for your completion. The deadline for submission has been extended to March 16, 2010...

 

Application and Guidelines Now Available for Music Alive Composer Residencies

Thursday, 25 February 2010

A joint program of the League and Meet The Composer, Music Alive offers financial and administrative support for orchestra composer residencies. Residencies must begin in the 2011-2012 season for two year residency ...

 

ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming: Deadline March 15, 2010

Thursday, 25 February 2010

We are now accepting applications for the 2010 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. This year’s application deadline is March 15, 2010. ...

 

Closing in on all 50 states participating in Orchestras Feeding America 2010!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

We are very proud to report that more than 100 orchestras big and small have stepped up to help those most in need in their communities. Thank you to the staff, musicians, and board members at these orchestras ...

 

NEA Report - Regional Research Note

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The NEA has released a new report which highlights regional and statewide differences in arts participation, which is based on the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts. ...

 

More ideas for Orchestras Feeding America!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Here are a few more ideas from last year's orchestras to make your drive a huge success!

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra gave away more than 100 tickets to their concerts for those who brought food items ...

 

Orchestras respond to the crisis in Haiti

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Within a few short hours of the earthquake in Haiti, the League started hearing stories from throughout the field about orchestras’ efforts to help with the dire situation in Haiti. We think it’s important to share what our field is doing ...

 

Free League civic engagement tool with new resources available now

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Your Orchestra, Your Community: Roadmap to Success is a civic engagement tool designed by orchestras for orchestras eager to reach out and make a difference to their community’s future as well as their own. ...

 

National Arts Marketing and Development Conference: Special Offer Deadline Approaching

Thursday, 04 February 2010

This year, League members are invited to bring a colleague for free this year’s National Arts Marketing and Development Conference.  In addition, members are eligible for up to $160 in registration discounts. ...

 

2010 Orchestras Feeding America Materials Now Available

Friday, 22 January 2010

Though it would be hard to top last year's Food Drive total of over 200,000 pounds of food, collected by over 250 orchestras in all 50 states, the League is up to the challenge. (Reminder: March 2010 is Orchestras Feeding America month) ...

 

Submit your Summer Festival Listing Today!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Don’t miss the opportunity to promote your summer festival in Symphony’s May/June 2010 issue and make your festival visible to thousands of musicians, conductors, board members, volunteers, administrative staff, orchestra subscribers, news media ...

 

Ideas for This Year’s Food Drive

Thursday, 14 January 2010

1 in 5 Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from—last year it was 1 in 8. With more than 250 orchestras representing all 50 states, Orchestras Feeding America 2009 was the single largest orchestra project ...

 

Technology News of Note: January

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

With the accelerating pace of technological change, the League’s Electronic Media Services collects monthly summaries of relevant news and information regarding changes, trends and developments ...

 

Helen M. Thompson Award Nomination Deadline

Monday, 11 January 2010

Helen M. Thompson Award
Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2010


In 1981, an award was created to celebrate the life and work of Helen M. Thompson, the person who ...

 

American Express Non-Profit Leadership Academy

Friday, 08 January 2010

American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy provides an outstanding opportunity for a small number of highly motivated orchestra staff and other nonprofit community emerging leaders to receive leadership training provided by the Center for Creative Leadership. Applications due January 22, 2010.   Click pdf here for more info.

 

Last chance to take advantage of special hotel rate for Mid-Winter Managers Weekend

Thursday, 07 January 2010

Special rate ends January 8, 2010 – be sure to reserve your room now!

This year’s meetings will take place January 30-February 1, 2010 (for EDs groups 1-8) in New York City at the InterContinental The Barclay New York hotel. ...

 

Free Nonprofit Finance Fund Webinars Available Now

Thursday, 07 January 2010

This year better your finance skills by taking advantage of these free webinars developed in association with the Nonprofit Finance Fund, available now through July. For more information about these and other opportunities to learn online ...

 

March/April 2010 SymphonyOnline Advertising Deadline Extended

Friday, 04 December 2009

Missed the deadline for reserving your ad in SymphonyOnline’s March/April issue?  Not to worry. The deadline for placing an ad in the online version of the magazine has been extended ...

 

National Arts Marketing and Development Conference—Early Bird Discount for League Members

Friday, 04 December 2009

Members of League of American Orchestras are entitled to as much as $160 in discounts to the National Arts Marketing and Development Conference, Saturday, March 13 – Tuesday, March 16, 2010. ...

 

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