Student Leadership Council

Student Leadership Council member William Ryan, a high school senior, was a panelist at the League’s 2023 National Conference in Pittsburgh. Photo: Jason Cohn.

The Student Leadership Council, the first in the League’s 81-year history, provides a platform for the organization to integrate the voices of young people into its work and support the growth of student engagement within the orchestra field. Five high school, college, and graduate students from across the country will serve on the 2023-24 Student Leadership Council this season.

The students will participate in quarterly council meetings and take on leadership roles in a number of areas including:

  • For the League’s Student Constituency, assume responsibility for:
    • Membership growth, benefits, surveys, and engagement on the League’s communications platform League360
    • Student marketing and recruitment, including for the League’s 2024 National Conference in Houston
    • Programming for both virtual Constituency Meetings as well as in-person at the Conference
  • Advocate for increased visibility of youth voice and perspective by the League
  • Serve as ambassadors in League academic and orchestral partnership expansion
  • Collaborate with the League in strategically building inclusive pathways for a new generation of diverse and creative professionals to enter the orchestra field and flourish as leaders
  • Promote a thriving future for orchestras

Read the press release.

Lorin Green, DMA ’25 (Flute Performance), University of Washington; Community Relations Manager, Seattle Symphony; Panelist, League of American Orchestras 2023 National Conference; League of American Orchestras’ Essentials of Orchestra Management, 2023

Julia Jacobsen, BM ’25, BS ’25 (Violin Performance and Marketing), University of South Carolina; Student Digital Marketing Coordinator, USC School of Music; Marketing & Design Assistant, Social Media Coordinator, Boulanger Initiative

William Ryan, ’24, Burncoat High School; Composer, Violinist and Concertmaster, High School Orchestra, Worcester Youth Orchestra, and Joy of Music Youth Orchestra; Panelist, League of American Orchestras 2023 National Conference

Max Stephenson, BMO ’24 (Trumpet, Outside Field in Business with Minor in Marketing), Ithaca College; Operations Manager, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra Youth Orchestra; Operations Manager, World Civic Orchestra; Intern, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

Lauren Zwonik, DMA ’24 (Flute Performance, with Certificate in University Teaching), University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Personnel Manager for the UNLV Opera Orchestra; Treasurer and Board Member, Las Vegas Flute Club; Community Internship Graduate Assistant, Las Vegas Philharmonic; Panelist, League of American Orchestras 2023 National Conference


For additional information, please contact Heather Briere at hbriere@americanorchestras.org.

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