Creativity, Engagement, Impact:
The League of American Orchestras’ Strategic Plan, 2016-2020

This plan was developed in a moment of great possibility. It builds on the momentum generated by orchestras and the League following the last strategic plan.

Developed by a task force of the Board, chaired by Vice Chair Steven C. Parrish, the plan was informed first and foremost by our members, beginning with an all-member survey. The League also conducted in-depth interviews with representative stakeholders, including musicians, funders, and external partners, and held discussions with different constituency groups. A rigorous process involving board/staff working groups followed. The planning effort was facilitated by AEA Consulting.

Strategic Plan at a Glance – quick, four-page overview, including an executive summary

Abridged Version of the Strategic Plan  – President’s introduction, executive summary, desired plan outcomes, strategic planning task force

Full Version of the Strategic Plan – includes all elements of the abridged version, plus details on priorities, appendices, including field assessment findings, and more

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