Essentials of Orchestra Management

Why is Essentials for you?

The Essentials of Orchestra Management is moving to sunny California in summer 2015!

Managing an orchestra takes strength, perseverance, and a passion for music and requires an increasingly varied skill set given how dynamic the field is today. This seminar is a ten-day journey that prepares early-career managers and staff to be great leaders and to more effectively address the challenges orchestras are facing. This program provides faculty, curriculum, and a network of people that has proven to be an invaluable resource to its graduates over the years. Orchestra management will be the toughest job you’ll ever love, but Essentials will provide you with the foundation you need to excel.

Seminar Date: July 7 – 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California

Application: Coming soon!

View the Agenda and Faculty List for Essentials 2014

Meet the Essentials leadership:

Brent Assink,
executive director,
San Francisco Symphony

Deborah Rutter,
president, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

If you have questions, contact Jessica Balboni at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or 646 822 4033.

Essentials of Orchestra Management is made possible by generous grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.