Career Planning – Frequently Asked QuestionsIn This Section
I am a performer and want to keep playing in the orchestra. But I also have an interest in learning about the administrative side of things. How can I begin?
I’m a performing orchestral musician. Is it possible to keep playing my instrument and also have a job working for an orchestra behind the scenes?
I love music but may not major in music in college. Will this prevent me from working for an orchestra?
Is an MBA or Arts Administration degree required for a management position with an orchestra?
I’ve been working in a different area of non-profit administration. Will my job experience translate to a job with an orchestra?
Is it better to start working for a small budget orchestra with only a few (2-10) staff, or a large orchestra (15+ staff)?
How can I find out about job opportunities in orchestras?
If I go to work for an orchestra, will I get to travel?
I’m interested in working for an orchestra but don’t know where to start. What should be my first steps?
How can I find a list of the orchestras in my state?
I have lots of questions about working for orchestras. Can the League help me?
Absolutely! You can:
- Continue to browse the pages in this section, including Job Application Tips and Finding a Higher Education Program
- Browse the pages in the Learn menu to explore specific topics related to working for an orchestra
- Learn more about and apply for Essentials of Orchestra Management
- Register for one of our bimonthly webinars to learn about best practices and innovations within the field
- Become a professional member of the League for access to League360 message boards and orchestra job listings