Orchestras’ ambitions to engage with communities, in ways that create new and distinctive opportunities for creative expression and connection, are growing.

In this time of widespread societal change, the education and engagement work undertaken by orchestras deserves dedicated attention, and so the League of American Orchestras is pleased to share a new report. Of and For the Community is the League’s first detailed report on the education and community engagement (EdCE) work of orchestras. Covering the period of 2009 to 2014, the report tells a story of growth on important measures:

  • The number of EdCE participants engaged
  • The racial/ethnic diversity of EdCE participants engaged
  • The number of EdCE concerts produced
  • The range of EdCE activity types undertaken
  • The extent of school and community partnerships developed
  • The number of staff hours dedicated to EdCE activity
  • Budget available for EdCE work, relative to the orchestra’s overall budget

Click below to quickly download the report; minimal registration information is requested:

This report was made possible by the generous support of the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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