Managing an orchestra today takes strength, dedication, perseverance and a passion for music. Essentials of Orchestra Management is a ten-day journey that will prepare you or a promising member of your staff for the challenges orchestras are facing today and tomorrow. Being armed with the vital skills needed to be a great leader is the foundation for a great organization.

Essentials 2012 is taking place in New York City, January 4-13. The deadline has been extended just one week – applications will be accepted through November 7, 2011. For more information or to apply, visit or email Jessica Balboni at

Watch clips from last year’s Essentials experience here!