Seminar for New Executive Directors: What You Need to Know Today

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You’re a new executive director, in your first year on the job.  Not only are you navigating your way as the new CEO, but you are facing today’s challenging economic reality.  This seminar will give you the skills to navigate the business of running your orchestra while doing so in a turbulent environment.  Participants will explore how orchestras are structured and how they function, as well as what is unique to their culture.  You will also be introduced to a number of best practices for working with your board, staff, music director, musicians, donors and community stakeholders during these tough times.

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Seminar Director:  Deborah F. Rutter, president, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Additional Faculty:  Cate Moyé, former president, Spokane Symphony; Robert Wagner, principal bassoon, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and board member, League of American Orchestras
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June 9
9:00am to 5:30pm

8:00am to 12:30pm

Orchestra Leadership Academy seminars are made possible by grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Argosy Foundation, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Con Edison, and Target.