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 $150 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
Full access to The Hub, our members-only website for orchestra and arts news
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.
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 $150, 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.
Symphony– Executive and Music Directors, Board and Volunteer Presidents receive our award-winning, bimonthly magazine that covers issues critical to the orchestra community.
Newsletters – Volunteer Notes provides specialized perspectives for orchestra volunteers.
The Hub– News and insight for League members. Updated daily.
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.