“The USC Arts Leadership program will partner with the League of American Orchestras to present the Essentials of Orchestra Management seminar in the summer of 2015,” writes Tiara Muhammad in Tuesday’s (2/10) Daily Trojan, the student newspaper of the University of Southern California. “The League of American Orchestras initiated the partnership with Robert A. Cutietta, dean of the Thornton School of Music, because of the changing dynamic of orchestras in Los Angeles. Essentials is an intensive two-week boot camp designed to develop future orchestra leaders through a hands-on curriculum that tackles real-world problems.… Brent Assink, San Francisco Symphony executive director, and Deborah Rutter, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will continue to serve as seminar co-directors in consultation with USC’s own Kenneth Foster, director of ARTL. This will be the first time the program will be held in Los Angeles.… The program will provide a mix of presentation, discussion and interactive role-plays and simulations, as well as the opportunity for participants to visit local orchestras, such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic.” For more on Essentials, click here.

Posted February 12, 2015