Participants in the League of American Orchestras’ 2023 Essentials of Orchestra Management course at the Juilliard School in New York City. Photo by Juan Patino Photography.

An international cohort of thirty-six orchestra and arts professionals will participate in Essentials of Orchestra Management, the League of American Orchestras’ leadership development program. The ten-day program, July 24-August 2, 2024, is presented in collaboration with Juilliard Extension and will take place in New York at Juilliard’s campus at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. America’s flagship program for early- and mid-career orchestra and arts professionals, Essentials of Orchestra Management offers a pathway to future leadership and career success; since its inception in 2000, more than 600 individuals have participated in the program. Now in its 24th year, Essentials connects, inspires, and challenges tomorrow’s leaders, providing them the knowledge they need. Topics will include artistic planning and leadership; development, finance, and strategic planning; equity, diversity, and inclusion; education, community engagement, and youth programs; human resources and organizational culture; leadership and governance; advocacy, marketing, and communications; digital and electronic media; orchestra operations; and negotiations. The program includes two Festival Orchestra of Lincoln Center concerts and a tour of David Geffen Hall, as well as peer discussions, mentoring, and a breakout session on Women in the Arts Field. Essentials is taught and directed by expert leaders of the orchestra field and beyond. See complete information at