Tina Ward, clarinetist, Saint Louis Symphony, invites you to join her at the League's 2011 Conference

Constituency Liaison: Cindi Hubbard
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Tuesday, June 7th


Orchestra Leadership Academy Seminars
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Minnesota Orchestra- Open Rehearsal

Orchestra Hall
111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano

KERNIS    Concert with Echoes
BEETHOVEN    Piano Concerto No. 3
SIBELIUS    Symphony No.2


Lunch with Osmo Vänskä

Moderator: Robert Neu, vice president and general manager, Minnesota Orchestra

Luncheon sponsored by Sciolino Artist Management


Walk back to Hilton


New American Music: The Art of Innovation, Risk and Reward

What is the significance of new American music for the orchestra and our audiences? Does commissioning new music and creating new music projects support a new tradition of an American orchestral music? By deepening and communicating our commitment to new American orchestral music can we add value in our communities? In this session our panel will discuss these philosophical questions, and offer their combined experience around topics such as: working effectively with a composer in your orchestra family and in the larger community; new and creative approaches to funding commissions and new music projects; elements of a great Residency program; outstanding new music resources and more. Plus you’ll take away publishers' top picks for emerging American composers.

Patrick Castillo, director of artistic planning, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Delta David Gier, music director, The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra; Paul Gunther, principal librarian, Minnesota Orchestra; Aaron Jay Kernis, composer, founder/director, Minnesota Orchestra Composers Institute; Steven Lankenau, director, promotion, Boosey & Hawkes

Shared session with Artistic Administrators, Conductors and Musicians

Wednesday, June 8th


A Conversation with Thomas Zehetmair
Thomas Zehetmair, violinist, artistic partner, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Ara Guzelimian, provost and dean, The Juilliard School

Moderator: Patrick Castillo, director of artistic planning, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Shared session with Artistic Administrators, Operations Directors, Conductors and Musicians


Collective Bargaining in the Current Environment

Join George Cohen for an examination of important approaches to collective bargaining and learn about services available through the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to support your orchestra’s negotiations.
George Cohen, CEO, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Introduced by: Andrew Kipe, general manager, Phoenix Symphony

Shared session with General Managers and Operations Personnel


Orchestra Management for Musicians

Timeless principles of orchestra management

Peter Pastreich, executive director, Philharmonia Baroque

Thursday, June 9th 


Social Media: Technology and Today’s Artists and Realities of Implementation

Will current audiences follow us or our artists and conductors on Twitter? Will Social Media create new listeners or audiences? Is Blogging effective for those orchestras that are doing it? Join our panel for a lively conversation on the point of it all, and tap into the varying Social Media experiences of your orchestra colleagues, artist managers, conductors and artists. We’ll consider the practical realities of artists’ concerns and questions, gaining permission from your orchestra, best approaches to creating outstanding content, and discuss the effectiveness of Blogging, Tweeting, Facebook, digital download offerings, podcasts, pre-concert audio listener guides, and more.

Aurelie Desmarais, senior director, artistic planning, Houston Symphony Orchestra (moderator and presenter); Linda Marder, president, CM Artists New York; Matt Thueson, executive producer of digital media, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Shared session with Artistic Administrators, Operations Directors, Conductors and Musicians


The 501c3 Not-for-Profit, and the Roles and Responsibilities of the Board

What is the history of the 501C3 not-for-profit organization, and what does this have to do with orchestras today? What are the implications of 501c3 status? What is the role of the Board of Directors?

Join Jean Hamilton as she brings history forward, shares intricacies of the roles of the Board and offers a better understanding of the unique responsibilities of 501c3 status on leadership and its impact on your orchestra.

Jean Hamilton, associate director and assistant professor, MA/MBA Arts Administration Program, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Moderator: Robert Wagner, principal bassoon, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Name badges for this event generously provided by TALASKE l Sound Thinking