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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Building Community through Music Making

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 09:00 am 10:15 am

Artists are finding new ways to redefine community and are approaching cultural diplomacy in ways we rarely consider. We are all looking to build community – break down those cross-cultural boundaries and learn through participation. This session will look at some shining examples, exploring what’s possible, doable, affordable, and – most importantly – successful. Jim [...]

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Check This Out!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 09:00 am 10:15 am

Orchestras from everywhere will be sharing what’s new and exciting in their worlds. Whether it’s audience development, community and education, artistic initiatives, or something completely different, there is something for everyone at this fast-paced session. Here is a list of people who will present their pioneering ideas at this session: Katie Cobb, vice president external [...]

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Engaging College Students in Classical Music

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 09:00 am 10:15 am

Young adults in college represent a critical segment of the future audience for classical music. The musical experiences they have during these formative years lay the groundwork for a lifetime of musical involvement. What programming and engagement strategies might orchestras use to better reach college students? Learn from new research funded by The Andrew W. Mellon [...]

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Imagining 2023: A Conversation with Greg Sandow

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 09:00 am 10:15 am

Where will your orchestra be in 10 years? Can you imagine having thousands of fans in your community who go to any concert you put on, buy any recording you make – even buy your merchandise? How far could you actually go, and what is holding you back? Join a group visioning experience led by [...]

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Introduction to Mergers and Creative Alliances

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 09:00 am 10:15 am

Orchestras and other non-profits are looking at what organizational mergers and creative alliances bring to the table. Some are looking for perceived opportunities for back-office savings, others at expanding the creative landscape. This session will offer a “101” overview of the world of mergers and creative alliances and help you decide if these are the [...]

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New Music: Opportunities to Broaden Audiences

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 09:00 am 10:15 am

Orchestras, opera companies, and jazz ensembles are bringing exciting new repertoire forward – including works that are highly responsive to local and societal issues, and offer opportunities to broaden audience and impact community. Learn about a range of work that may suggest new possibilities for you. Gene Dobbs Bradford, executive director, Jazz St. Louis;  Robert [...]

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St. Louis Symphony: Building a Culture of Collaboration

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 09:00 am 10:15 am

A culture of collaboration requires transparency, communication, and hard work. How do musicians, staff, and board members create and sustain such an environment together? Learn from the St. Louis Symphony, whose recent early labor negotiation settlement and unique media partnership are examples of the kinds of win-wins possible when a collaborative culture serves as a [...]

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The New Digital Landscape

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 09:00 am 10:15 am

The digital world is exploding. MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses) have captured the attention of higher education and beyond, while new digital products are offering inventive ways for individuals to interact with us and our art form. Do models of large-scale participation and open access have something teach orchestras?  What if it’s all about lowering [...]

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Check This Out! Part Two

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:15 am 12:30 pm

There are so many exciting things happening in the orchestra world, it takes two sessions to bring it all to you! Orchestras from everywhere will be sharing what’s new and exciting in their worlds. Whether it’s audience development, community and education, artistic initiatives, or something completely different, there is something for everyone at this fast-paced [...]

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Learning from New Ensembles

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:15 am 12:30 pm

Orchestras often look to smaller, younger, more flexible and innovative orchestral ensembles for inspiration. Likewise, many of these newer ensembles wish for the advantages of staff, a regular venue, legacy, and access to resources. Even with the common ground of vibrant music-making, we can all be a bit green with envy at times thinking of [...]

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New Music from Here to 2023: A Conversation with David Robertson

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:15 am 12:30 pm

St. Louis Symphony music director, an internationally renowned interpreter and a passionate champion for new music, shares his perspective about what the future holds for new music, composers, concert programming, and orchestras embracing the music of our time. David Robertson, music director, St. Louis Symphony;  Jesse Rosen, president and CEO, League of American Orchestras This [...]

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Raising New Money

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:15 am 12:30 pm

Let’s explore new avenues for revenue! We all work hard to demonstrate our larger public value and build the confidence of those that invest in us over time, and funding our work with new dollars is urgent. Opportunities like community and state-based grants and social media fundraising platforms are just a few of the ways [...]

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Symphony vs. Shelter: Getting Beyond False Choices

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:15 am 12:30 pm

How do you prove that your orchestra is essential to your community, especially where you may be competing for support with social and human services? Telling the right story can help debunk false choices and the old image that orchestras are just for the “tuxedo and limousine” set. Discover how orchestras are communicating that they [...]

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What’s Trending in Digital Media

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:15 am 12:30 pm

Never before has there been more choice in connecting and engaging through media – broadcast, print, satellite radio, webcasting, streaming, social media, blogs, crowd-sourcing.  And there is so much more to come! The cost of entry into media production is very low, but the need for understanding for when, why, and how people are using [...]

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