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Emerging Leaders Program Information and Fees

With a faculty of leadership experts and active leaders from in and outside the field, the program addresses three themes:

  • Fostering a Vibrant Orchestra – Understanding and assessing organizational culture and developing the foundational knowledge to be able to build a thriving and effective organization with a healthy, diverse, and inclusive culture.
  • Taking Responsibility for Personal Development – Building reflective practice as a means of increasing self-awareness and self-management, in ways that sustain a career of increasing responsibility, influence, and professional growth in the orchestra field.
  • Leading with a Unified Vision – Developing a unifying strategic direction, working across traditional boundaries to bring people together in support of shared purpose.

The Emerging Leaders Program is guided by renowned leadership expert John McCann as the lead faculty and facilitator. One-to-one coaching is provided throughout the course by leadership development specialist Mary Parish. Additional faculty—including Ama Codjoe, arts and social justice educator, and guest speakers from inside and outside the orchestra field—provide ELP participants with diverse perspectives and a multifaceted learning experience.


2019-2020 Program Fees

  • Participant fee: $750
  • Orchestra fee:
Groups 1-2$2,750
Groups 3-4$2,200
Groups 5-6$1,650
Groups 7-8, Youth$1,100

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