The League of American Orchestras’ 10-day Essentials of Orchestra Management seminar takes place at Juilliard, at Lincoln Center in New York City. Photo by Chris Cooper.

An international group of 36 orchestra and arts professionals will participate in Essentials of Orchestra Management, the League of American Orchestras’ signature leadership development program. The 10-day program, running from July 26 to August 4, 2023, is presented in collaboration with Juilliard Extension and will take place in New York at Juilliard’s Lincoln Center Campus. The country’s foremost program for early- and mid-career orchestra and arts professionals, Essentials of Orchestra Management provides tomorrow’s leaders with the knowledge they need to enhance their careers. Topics include artistic planning and artistic leadership; development, finance, and strategic planning; equity, diversity, and inclusion; education, community engagement, and community and youth programs; human resources and organizational culture; leadership and governance; advocacy, marketing, and communications; orchestra operations; and negotiations. The program includes concerts by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and a tour of David Geffen Hall, as well as peer discussions and mentoring opportunities. This year’s seminar is taught and directed by a faculty of expert leaders from the orchestra field and beyond. The 2023 Essentials participants include professionals working at American, Canadian, and Danish orchestras, conservatories, and arts organizations, as well as career changers interested in exploring orchestra management positions. Read the complete list of participants here.