Twelve orchestra professionals will participate in the League of American Orchestras’ Emerging Leaders Program, the field’s prime source for identifying and cultivating the leadership potential of talented orchestra professionals. The 2018-19 cohort—the most diverse in the history of the program—comprises orchestra executive directors, a conductor, an orchestral musician, and managers in orchestra departments including education and community engagement, development, marketing, operations, programming, and sales. Most participants have between ten and fifteen years of experience. The 2018-19 program participants will take part in both in-person and virtual seminars and learn from top leaders from inside and outside the orchestra field. Over ten months, beginning on October 20, the cohort will engage in one-on-one coaching, mentoring by field leaders, in-depth seminars led by leadership experts, visits with executives and institutions from outside the orchestra field, and develop a capstone project at the League’s 2019 National Conference in Nashville.

Click here for more information and bios of the 2018-19 Emerging Leaders Program participants.

The Emerging Leaders Program is made possible by generous grants from American Express, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Posted October 11, 2018