Essentials of Orchestra Management

Why Essentials?

The Essentials of Orchestra Management is moving to sunny California in summer 2015!

Managing an orchestra takes strength, perseverance, and a passion for music and requires an increasingly varied skill set given how dynamic the field is today. This seminar is a ten-day journey that prepares early-career managers and staff to be great leaders and to more effectively address the challenges orchestras are facing. This program provides faculty, curriculum, and a network of people that has proven to be an invaluable resource to its graduates over the years. Orchestra management will be the toughest job you’ll ever love, but Essentials will provide you with the foundation you need to excel.

Essentials 2015: July 7-16, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA

Meet the Essentials leadership:

Brent Assink,
executive director,
San Francisco Symphony

Deborah Rutter,
president, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Preview last year's agenda here.

Essentials of Orchestra Management is made possible by generous grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.