Volunteer Memberships

Volunteers are an important resource to the orchestra community. The League thanks them for supporting orchestras everywhere.

Individual Volunteers – $156

We know how vital volunteers are to orchestras, so the League has worked with the Volunteer Council to create a membership to support volunteers just like you.

This special level of membership is designed to enhance the service you already get through your orchestra’s membership, including the volunteer online discussion group, access to digital learning events, and outstanding leadership and support from the Volunteer Council.

Your $156 annual membership fee for the League Membership for Orchestra Volunteers includes:

  • $100 credit for your orchestra or association to use for any of our programs or services, such as the National Conference or digital learning events
  • Bi-weekly roundup of orchestra news from Symphony and a copy of the annual print edition of the magazine

By joining the League at the Orchestra Volunteer level, you will have even greater access to the resources and knowledge you need to better support your orchestra. Plus, you’ll give your orchestra or volunteer association direct financial benefit in the form of a credit for any League of American Orchestras program or service.

After you complete your membership application, you will be contacted within one week with further information about using your benefits, including how to use your $100 credit. 

If you have any questions about this membership, please contact Member Services at member@americanorchestras.org or 646 822 4010.

Volunteer Associations – $156

Volunteer Organizations of member orchestras are also members of the League. If your orchestra is not a member but your Volunteer Organization would like to join, you can do so for $156, and receive the following benefits of membership:

  • Annual National Conference – A four-day conference that attracts more than 1,200 artistic, administrative, and volunteer personnel from orchestras across the country each year.
  • Meetings – National and regional meetings of personnel involved in specific orchestra activities including management, marketing, development, finance, education, and volunteering are held through the year.
  • Employment Search – The League maintains a web site, jobs.americanorchestras.org, where member orchestras may post vacancy announcements for administrative and conducting positions, and Individual Professional Members may post their resumes.

Information and Advice

  • Knowledge Center – The League Knowledge Center fields an average of 50 requests for information each day, providing reference materials and publications on topics such as long-range planning, fund raising, governance, and volunteerism.
  • Bi-weekly roundup of orchestra news from Symphony; Executive and Music Directors, Board and Volunteer Presidents receive a copy of the annual print edition of our award-winning magazine
  • Newsletters – Volunteer Notes provides specialized perspectives for orchestra volunteers.
  • Professional Development – The Orchestra Leadership Academy is a comprehensive professional development initiative designed to enhance the institutional strength of orchestras. Holding seminars throughout the country, the Academy offers a diverse range of content focused on strengthening leadership throughout the orchestra, enabling individuals to hone skills in specific programmatic areas, and creating opportunities for those new to orchestra management.
  • Advocacy Alerts/Government Affairs Updates – Stay informed of trends on national arts policy and pending legislation affecting the orchestra community through the League’s Advocacy and Government Division.
  • Direct Representation – The League represents the interests of America’s orchestras to members of Congress and the Executive Branch and facilitates state and local advocacy efforts.

Contact the League with questions about these programs and services at 646 822 4010 or member@americanorchestras.org.

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