The League of American Orchestras has announced its blueprint for the future: Creativity, Engagement, Impact: The League of American Orchestras’ Strategic Plan, 2016-2020.

The plan comes at a moment of great possibility in the orchestral field, as orchestras are embracing the opportunities presented by the current environment with vigor and ingenuity. “Orchestras are keenly aware of profound changes in their environment,” says Jesse Rosen, the League’s President and CEO. “Building upon the field’s momentum, the five-year Strategic Plan addresses a wide array of critical issues and internal and external field challenges in response to broad social, demographic, and technological changes, affirming the League’s vital role as a catalyst, convener, and source of knowledge.”

Synthesizing feedback from member orchestras and other stakeholders, including musicians, funders, external partners, and League board and staff, the plan identifies five strategic priorities:

–    Advancing the orchestral experience
–    Developing the orchestral field
–    Better serving members
–    Strengthening the League’s business model
–    Growing the League’s capacity

The effort was facilitated by AEA Consulting and led by a strategic planning task force of the League’s Board of Directors, chaired by Steven Parrish.

Read a brief overview of the League’s Strategic Plan here.

Find abridged and full versions of the Strategic Plan here.

Posted January 13, 2016