Learning and Leadership Programs

The League of American Orchestras invests in the future with two hallmark programs: Essentials of Orchestra Management and the Emerging Leaders Program. These opportunities are unique in the arts world. Both offer intensive and invigorating professional development experiences geared especially for orchestra administrators and leaders. Alumni from both programs are making change and leading boldly at orchestras across America.

Executive Leadership & Management

Anne Parsons Leadership Program

The Anne Parsons Leadership Program is a leadership program supporting promising women and non-binary orchestra professionals in their career progression, honoring Anne Parson’s life and legacy as a transformative leader and mentor.
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Executive Leadership & Management

Essentials of Orchestra Management

Essentials of Orchestra Management, the premier orchestra management course in the United States, returned to New York after nearly a decade! Presented in collaboration with Juilliard Extension on the Lincoln Center Campus July 26 – August 4, 2023.
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Executive Leadership & Management

Emerging Leaders Program

The League of American Orchestras’ Emerging Leaders Program ran from 2015-2020 to cultivate and strengthen the capabilities of high-potential orchestra professionals.
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Banner: The Cuban American Youth Orchestra’s inaugural tour to Cuba in May 2019 combined 75 Cuban and American pre-professional musicians for the first US-Cuban collaboration of its kind. Photo: Nate Ryan

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