Essentials of Orchestra Management, the League of American Orchestras’ immersive professional development seminar, will take place in Los Angeles from July 8 to 18, hosted by the University of Southern California Arts Leadership Program at the Thornton School of Music. Over ten days of interactive workshops, field trips, management scenarios, and more, aspiring orchestra managers will get the knowledge and tools required to become effective administrators and leaders. They’ll learn all aspects of orchestra administration under the guidance of prominent leaders inside and outside the orchestra world. Essentials is open to early-career professionals, musicians, graduate students, career changers, and experienced administrators who wish to expand and deepen their knowledge of all aspects of orchestral management. Scholarships are available; half of 2018 Essentials participants received financial aid. Applications are due Monday, April 8. To learn more and to apply, click here. Contact John-Morgan Bush, director, Learning and Leadership Programs, at with questions or for further details.

Posted March 6, 2019