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The League of American Orchestras is your go-to source for insightful research and information on the orchestra field. We offer trustworthy tools for making knowledgeable decisions and dedicated resources on the various aspects of managing an orchestra. Orchestras at a Glance and the Orchestra Statistical Report are just two of the research products that orchestras turn to for strategic and business planning.
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This year’s substantially abbreviated survey is available to orchestras of all sizes. League member orchestras that participate in the 2019-20 OSR survey will receive a detailed benchmarking report containing financial and operating data about peer orchestras and the ability to request custom analyses. The survey also helps academics, funders, and arts researchers who can use the information to advocate for the orchestra field and to create a better understanding of it.
November 10, 2020
Orchestra Facts: 2006-2014 is the first in what will become a regularly published and publicly available series of longitudinal reports commissioned by the League of American Orchestras. Drawing on multiple data sources, Orchestra Facts looks back over a nine-year period from 2006 to 2014 to tell the story of orchestra finances and operations through the recession years and beyond.
With these data partnerships, the League takes orchestra data and insights to the next level, supplementing our substantial orchestra data and research work, connecting members with insights on audience behavior to help navigate the pandemic and plan for a wider reopening.
Additional League Research and Reports
National Arts Data
Banner: Behind the scenes during filming of the San Francisco Symphony’s CURRENTS series, exploring the intersection between classical music and other musical cultures. Photo: Kim Huynh
National Arts Data Section: The Hartford Symphony Orchestra in traditional performance. Photo: courtesy of Hartford Symphony Orchestra.