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January 11, 2023
League of American Orchestras Establishes Anne Parsons Leadership Program for Women and Non-Binary Orchestra Professionals
Honoring Anne Parsons, the transformative orchestra field leader and mentor who passed away in 2022, the three-year pilot mentoring program aims to effect structural change by supporting women and non-binary orchestra professionals in their career progressions, and ultimately improving gender equity within the C-suite.
December 7, 2022
Andrew Clark Joins League of American Orchestras Leadership Team as Vice President, Finance and Administration
Andrew Clark has joined the League of American Orchestras’ Leadership Team as Vice President, Finance and Administration, League President and CEO Simon Woods announced today. Clark brings over 10 years’ experience implementing strategic initiatives and overseeing financial management for non-profit organizations.
October 12, 2022
Judy Dines, William L. Gettys, Leslie Lassiter, John Lofton, Michael R. Mayton, and Robert W. McDonald Join League of American Orchestras Board of Directors
Judy Dines, William L. Gettys, Leslie Lassiter, John Lofton, Michael R. Mayton, and Robert W. McDonald have joined the League of American Orchestras' Board of Directors; each will serve a three-year term. Lowell J. Noteboom, Steven C. Parrish, and Anne Parsons (deceased) were elected to the League’s Emeritus Board.
October 3, 2022
Thirty Orchestras Selected to Join League of American Orchestras' New Consortium, Presenting Newly-Commissioned Works by Six Women Composers
Thirty orchestras will take part in the League of American Orchestras’ Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commissions Program. The unprecedented national consortium ensures that new works by women composers, each commissioned by the League, will be infused in orchestra seasons to come, with multiple performances throughout the country.
July 13, 2022
35 Orchestra and Arts Professionals Selected to Attend League of American Orchestras’ Flagship Essentials of Orchestra Management Program in New York City
A select cohort of 35 orchestra and arts professionals have been chosen from the United States and Canada to participate in Essentials of Orchestra Management, the League of American Orchestras’ premier leadership development program. The ten-day seminar, running from July 24-August 2, 2022, is presented in collaboration with Juilliard Extension and will take place in New York at Juilliard’s Lincoln Center Campus.
June 21, 2022
New Report Finds Significant Increases in Works by Women and Composers of Color Performed by American Orchestras
A new report by the Institute for Composer Diversity, produced in partnership with the League of American Orchestras, confirms an increase in works by women and composers of color on stage.
May 23, 2022
League of American Orchestras Launches Unprecedented 30-Orchestra Consortium, Commissions New Works by Six Women Composers
Generating an infusion of new music by women on orchestra stages over the next several seasons, the League of American Orchestras will commission orchestral works from six women composers and form a consortium of thirty U.S. orchestras to perform the works across the country (five orchestras will be paired with each composer).
May 12, 2022
Forward Together: Orchestra Field Reunites In Person in Los Angeles for League of American Orchestras National Conference, June 1-3, 2022
After online convenings in 2020 and 2021, the League of American Orchestras National Conference will take place in person again, hosted this year by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in partnership with the Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO). Nearly 1,000 orchestra administrators, musicians, board members, and volunteers will explore the theme “Forward Together” at Los Angeles’ Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, June 1-3, 2022.
April 4, 2022
Caen Thomason-Redus Joins League of American Orchestras Leadership Team as Vice President, Inclusion and Learning
The League of American Orchestras has transformed its Leadership Team, led by President and CEO Simon Woods, in order to bring new voices to the organization and support a renewed focus on serving its more than 1,800 orchestra, institutional, and individual members.
March 24, 2022
Twenty U.S. Orchestras to Receive Three-Year Catalyst Fund Incubator Grants, Incorporating Elements from High-Tech Incubator Models to Accelerate Organizational Inclusivity and Field-Wide Learning
The League of American Orchestras has awarded three-year, $75,000 grants to twenty U.S. orchestras to help create more equitable organizational cultures through collaborative, peer-driven learning opportunities.
February 14, 2022
League of American Orchestras 2022 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview To Showcase Six Next-Gen Conductors Leading the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductors Bertie Baigent, Tong Chen, Gonzalo Farias, Norman Huynh, Yuwon Kim, and François López-Ferrer will lead the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at the League of American Orchestras’ Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, March 16-17, 2022 at New Orleans’s Orpheum Theater. A free concert at 7:30 pm CST on March 17 caps the event.
December 14, 2021
League of American Orchestras and Juilliard Extension Bring Hallmark Essentials of Orchestra Management Seminar to New York City, July 24-August 2, 2022
The League of American Orchestras' hallmark ten-day professional development seminar, Essentials of Orchestra Management, will return to New York City after nearly a decade, presented in collaboration with Juilliard Extension.
September 21, 2021
$2.1 Million Leadership Gift from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Supports Next Phase of The Catalyst Fund
The League of American Orchestras announced today that it received $2.1 million from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to continue work through the League’s Catalyst Fund, a grantmaking program designed to develop and strengthen equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) practices in American orchestras.
August 3, 2021
Carmen Amalia Corrales, Chris Doerr, Afa S. Dworkin, Gary Ginstling, Lina González-Granados, Andrea Kalyn, and Robert Naparstek Join League of American Orchestras Board of Directors
Seven new board members have joined the Board of Directors of the League of American Orchestras. Additionally, seven ex-officio members will serve on the Board for the 2021-22 fiscal year.