The League is committed to supporting meaningful connections between orchestras, conductors, composers, and communities through its artistic programs:
Conducting - The Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview is a prestigious showcase of talented conductors poised for music directorships and major staff conducting positions of American orchestras. Conducting Master Classes offer opportunities for conductors to work with leading music directors, often at the League’s annual National Conference with the host orchestra.
Composing - Music Alive fosters composer residencies designed to expand the creative possibilities for strengthening relationships between music-makers, creators, and audiences. EarShot is a national network that features public readings of new orchestral works, and Women Composers Readings and Commissions directly support the professional development of women composers and their creation of new orchestral works.
The Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service recognizes orchestra musicians and the essential work they do in their communities. The program is made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.
These programs are administered in partnership with key organizations including New Music USA, the American Composers Orchestra, and League member orchestras across the country.