Emerging Leaders Program

Congratulations to our 2017-18 Emerging Leaders Program class:
Nick Adams, Kathryn Boucher, Amy Chung, Brittany Hall, Christopher Harrington, Erin Horan, Kate Kammeyer, Leslie Marks, Gary Padmore, John Roloff, Todd Waldman, and Sonja Winkler

The League of American Orchestras’ Emerging Leaders Program is a ten-month leadership program offering mentoring by top leaders in the field, one-on-one coaching, and in-depth seminars with leadership experts.

Viewed by the orchestral field as one of the best sources of identifying and training talented senior managers with great potential, the program is the flagship of the League’s leadership development offerings. Participants are selected through a competitive application process based on their leadership experience and growth potential; their adaptive capabilities and collaborative skills; their diversity in experience and perspectives; their passion for and commitment to orchestras; and their potential to make a difference and influence the field in the years ahead.

Program participants take part in both in-person and virtual seminars; this year’s class will culminate with a joint presentation at the League of American Orchestras’ 2018 National Conference in Chicago. Renowned leadership development expert John McCann is the lead faculty and facilitator of the Emerging Leaders Program. Mary Parish is the program’s leadership coach, providing one-one-one coaching for each participant.

Emerging Leaders Program Class of 2017-18:

         

nick-adams

Nick Adams
Executive Director
Longwood Symphony Orchestra
Bio

 

Kathryn-Boucher

Kathryn Boucher
Executive Director
Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Bio

 

amy-chung

Amy Chung
Associate Director
Houston Youth Symphony
Bio

         

Brittany-hall

Brittany Hall
Executive Director
Binghamton Philharmonic
Bio

 

Chris-harrington

Christopher Harrington
Managing Director and Curator @THE MAX
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Bio

 

Erin-horan

Erin Horan
Community Engagement Director
The Florida Orchestra
Bio

         

kate-Kammeyer

Kate Kammeyer
Orchestra Manager and Director of Community Programs
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Bio

 

Leslie-marks

Leslie Marks
Development Director
Oakland Symphony
Bio

 

Gary-padmore

Gary Padmore
Director of Education and Community
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Bio

         

john-roloff

John Roloff
Director of Operations
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Bio

 

Todd-Waldman

Todd Waldman
Director of Development
Austin Symphony
Bio

 

Sonja-Winkler

Sonja Winkler
Sr. Director of Operations and Orchestra Manager
Nashville Symphony
Bio

Click here for information on the 2015-16 class of the Emerging Leaders Program.

Click here for information on the 2016-2017 class of the Emerging Leaders Program.

The Emerging Leaders Program is made possible by generous grants from American Express Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Questions? Contact Yoo-Jin Hong at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.