2023 Midwinter Managers Meeting


January 29-30, 2023

New York, NY

Open to League orchestra member Executive Directors and Youth Orchestra Administrators

The Midwinter Managers Meeting, an intensive two-day event designed for executive directors and youth orchestra administrators, is back in person this year! Join us in New York City on Sunday-Monday, January 29-30, 2023.

Sunday afternoon, the New York Philharmonic hosts Midwinter in the newly renovated David Geffen Hall’s Kenneth C. Griffin Sidewalk Studio, including a panel on audience development, a reception, and lobby tours showcasing some of the hall’s new audience experience enhancements.

Then on Monday, you’ll have a full day of constituency meetings at the Westin New York Grand Central to connect with your peers for timely discussions and tailored learning.

Registration opens this Thursday, November 17.

Who Should Attend?

Executive directors and youth orchestra administrators from member orchestras of all budget sizes.


  • $285 Early Bird (by December 21)
  • $305 Regular

Meeting Schedule

Subject to change.

Sunday, January 29, 2023: David Geffen Hall
2:00pm-3:00pm: Registration Check-In
3:00pm-4:30pm: Opening Session
4:30pm-5:30pm: Tour of Audience Experience at David Geffen Hall
5:30-6:30pm: Opening Reception
6:30pm-onwards: Dinners by Group (optional)

Monday, January 30, 2023: The Westin New York Grand Central
8:00am-9:00am: Breakfast and Exhibitors
9:00am-12:00pm: Constituency Meetings by Group
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch on Your Own
1:00pm-4:00pm: Constituency Meetings by Group/Cross-Constituency Meetings
4:00-5:00pm: Officers Debrief of all Groups Together

Hotel Information

The Westin New York Grand Central
212 East 42nd Street New York, New York 10017

Book your hotel room online now to take advantage of the League-negotiated hotel discount of $169/night + tax. Reservations at The Westin New York Grand Central must be made by January 6, 2023 to secure the special rate.

COVID-19 Protocols

Creating a healthy and safe environment for all participants is a top priority. To that end, please note that all Midwinter Managers Meeting participants will be required to show proof that they have received a COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot, per CDC guidelines for staying up-to-date.


Please contact Member Services at member@americanorchestras.org.

Photo: Discussions at the 2020 Midwinter Managers Meeting. Credit: Stephanie Berger

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