Toolboxes and Perspectives Downloads

  • Your “Underwater” Endowment: What to do? (T)
    Orchestras are faced with new challenges in the management of endowments in this era of declining endowment values, “underwater endowments”, and new regulations.  This session will focus on the information and tools you need to have.
    Presentors: Steven Bronfenbrenner, Principal, B Squared Consulting; Kendis Key Muscheid, Director, Fennemore Craig


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    Your “Underwater” Endowment: What to do? (PPT)

  • Protecting Musicians’ Hearing (T)
    What are the issues related to “noise” damage to musicians and what can be done about it?
    Speaker/presenters: Mark Pemberton, director, Association of British Orchestras; Russell Jones, vice president for marketing and membership development, League of American Orchestras

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    Protecting Musicians’ Hearing (PPT)

  • El Sistema USA: Taking the Next Steps (T)
    Three orchestras – the Baltimore and Chicago Symphonies, and Los Angeles Philharmonic- and the New England Conservatory have done significant work in the last year inspired by the El Sistema model. Learn about their accomplishments and what they might mean for your orchestra.
    Speakers/presenters: Mark Churchill, dean and artistic director, Division of Preparatory & Continuing Education, New England Conservatory; Charles Grode, vice president for the Institute for Learning, Access and Training at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Dan Trahey, program manager, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Gretchen Nielsen, director of educational initiatives, Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Moderator: Jessica Balboni, director, Orchestra Leadership Academy, League of American Orchestras

    Download Materials from Conference:
    A Distinct Approach: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s response to El Sistema (PPT)
    Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) (PPT)
    pdf LA Phil Youth Orchestra Fact Sheet

     
  • The Hall Says It All: Increasing the Vitality of the Symphonic Experience (T)
    This session explores how the physical environment can enhance the audience experience.
    Speakers/presenters: Jim Palermo, executive director, Colorado Symphony Orchestra; Benton Delinger, principal, Theatre Projects Consultants, Inc.; Richard Talaske, principal acoustics consultant, TALASKE/Sound Thinking

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    pdf The Hall Says It All

  • Towards Greater Diversity and Inclusion
    This session provides an overview of some of the best thinking and practices in the diversity sector, and links them to the challenges faced by orchestras. Speakers/presenters: Dr. Paul Freeman, founder and music director of the Chicago Sinfonietta; Jim Hirsch, executive director of the Chicago Sinfonietta; Andrés Tapia, chief diversity officer/emerging workforce solutions leader for Hewitt Associates

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    Towards Greater Diversity and Inclusion (PPT)