The League of American Orchestras’ ten-day professional development seminar, Essentials of Orchestra Management, will return to New York City after nearly a decade, now presented in collaboration with Juilliard Extension. Taking place July 24 to August 2, 2022, Essentials is America’s flagship program for early- and mid-career orchestra professionals; the program had taken place in Los Angeles for several years. Essentials’ new home will result in a number of value-added benefits: participants will earn a non-credit professional certificate, issued by Juilliard Extension; the cultural vibrancy of the Lincoln Center area, where students will live, study, and interact; and access to prominent arts leaders. The League and Juilliard Extension share the goal of developing a diverse and highly qualified pool of arts leaders for the 21st century, framed around excellence and creative enterprise, with equity, diversity, and inclusion woven throughout the curriculum. The objective is a high-quality learning experience that prepares participants for the challenges and opportunities of leadership, while providing an environment to envision a new future for orchestras. Early- and mid-career professionals, musicians, career changers, or graduate students are eligible to apply, as well as experienced administrators who wish to expand their knowledge of orchestras. Applications open on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at