Participants at the League of American Orchestras’ 2022 Essentials of Orchestra Management seminar. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor Photography.

Applications are now being accepted for Essentials of Orchestra Management, the League of American Orchestras’ seminar for current and aspiring orchestra professionals. Essentials of Orchestra Management provides a unique, 10-day immersive experience to prepare orchestra managers with the tools and mindsets they need to grow as leaders and progress in their careers. The residential program takes place from July 26 to August 4, 2023, at the Juilliard School in New York City. Since its inception in 2000, more than 550 individuals have participated in Essentials, many of whom hold key leadership positions in orchestras. Essentials provides an in-depth overview of orchestra management, builds career networks, and offers participants an interactive opportunity to build necessary skills and mindsets to become innovative and successful leaders in the arts. Participants will receive a non-credit Juilliard Extension certificate upon completion. 

Essentials takes place July 26 – August 4, 2023 in New York City. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 21, 2023. Click here to learn more and apply. Questions? Contact David Styers, Director, Learning and Leadership Programs, at