Wednesday, June 8 (4:45PM-6:15PM

Conference 2011

Creativity in American Orchestras: Exploring the Outer Boundaries

The repertoire and performance formats being presented in orchestras are drawing on an ever wider palate of artistic impulses, musical genres, and community influences. This session will explore the new opportunities for creativity available to orchestras.

Howard Herring, president and CEO, New World Symphony; Demarre McGill, principal flute, San Diego Symphony; incoming principal flute, Seattle Symphony; co-founder and artistic director, Art of Élan; Stanley Romanstein, president, Atlanta Symphony; Jesse Rosen, president and CEO, League of American Orchestras; Limor Tomer, general manager of concerts & lectures, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Moderator: Ara Guzelimian, provost and dean, The Juilliard School; 

Field Trip: 3M Innovation Center

Join us for a personalized tour of the 3M Innovation Center and you’ll never look at the word “innovation” the same way again. This one-of-a-kind facility showcases 3M’s unique approach to incorporating innovation into everything they do – and discover how that can make a difference to your organization.

Transportation will be provided between the Hilton Minneapolis and the 3M Innovation Center.

Register now for this Perspective as there is limited availability. Places will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.    

Open Space Discussion: Creating an Environment for Innovation 

For those who wish to explore the ideas introduced at the Opening Session “Creating an Environment for Innovation”; join this session for discussion with your peers.

Deborah Borda, president and CEO, Los Angeles Philharmonic; Bruce Coppock, former president, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; arts consultant; Katie Wyatt, executive director, KidzNotes

Civic Vitality: The Case for Relevance

Orchestras can initiate partnerships that boost artistic creativity, quality of life, sustainability, and economic development in communities large and small.  At a time when making the case for civic relevance is essential, cultural organizations are strategically shaping the physical and social character of their neighborhoods and towns, cities and regions around arts and cultural activities that engage participants well beyond the walls of the concert hall.  Learn how this participant-powered “creative placemaking” works, and what you’re orchestra’s role might be.

Ann Markusen (pdf bio), director, Arts Economy Initiative, University of Minnesota, Markusen Economic Research Services; Steven A. Wolff, founding principal, AMS Planning and Research

Moderator: Jonathan Katz, CEO, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies