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The League of American Orchestras champions the great music of the past, with a steadfast commitment to the new and Black, Brown, and female-identifying voices that will shape and re-imagine our artform in the future. Through the League’s flagship artistic programs—the Ford Musician Awards, Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, and Toulmin Women Commissions—we raise the visibility of exceptional composers, conductors, and musicians. Members of artistic constituency groups regularly come together throughout the year to share, discuss, challenge, and support each other in conversations around the pressing topics of today; paving the way for a stronger, highly informed, and resilient orchestral ecosystem.
Repertoire & Commissions
These programs are administered in partnership with key organizations including New Music USA, the American Composers Orchestra, & member orchestras.
The League honors orchestral musicians with programs supported by Ford Motor Company Fund, while working to increase diversity on stage through NAAS.
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Banner: Washington Idaho Symphony, performing during its 48th season (2019-20). Photo: courtesy of Washington Idaho Symphony.
Musicians section: The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra has pivoted to a completely virtual season. Pictured: Allyson Royal, Violist. Photo: Perrone Ford