The League in the News

The League of American Orchestras is often featured in the media. We’re called upon to give national context on a variety of arts-related topics, from diversity, technology, audience engagement, and innovation, to advocacy efforts in Washington, nonprofit board governance, and financial best practices. 

Check out these recent articles:

As virus threatens orchestras, trade group taps a new leader
New York Times
April 3, 2020


Simon Woods to head the League of American Orchestras
Musical America
April 3, 2020


Ex-LA Phil chief lands top US orchestral job
Slipped Disc
April 3, 2020


Simon Woods chosen as League of American Orchestras next leader
ArtsJOURNAL
April 3, 2020


No gigs. No income. Shuttered concert halls leave Boston’s classical music community reeling

Boston Globe
March 26, 2020


Unprecedented Cancellations and Postponements Affecting Boise Arts Community

Boise Weekly
March 18, 2020


For Artists and Creatives, Here’s a Guide to Staying Afloat During Covid-19
BK Reader
March 17, 2020


No longer interim, Mélisse Brunet is Philharmonic conductor
Time's Leader
February 11, 2020


It’s Time to Talk About Classical Music’s Diversity Problem
Medium
February 10, 2020


New York Philharmonic begins premiering work of 19 female composers
The Wall Street Journal
February 6, 2020


Prominent Malian Musician alleges that TSA destroyed his instrument
NPR Music
February 6, 2020


'I'm the ultimate freelancer': Quad-City Symphony double bassist performed with Lizzo at Grammys
Quad-City Times
February 4, 2020


What do Amazon, Google and Salesforce have in common? In-house music groups
The Wall Street Journal
January 27, 2020


Millions to be spent on city students to get more into classical music
WBAL Radio
January 24, 2020


Chicago’s Youth Orchestra rides Winged Creatures to Sunday’s Grammys
Third Coast Review
January 22, 2020


Concert review: PSO program favors variety over unity
Press Herald
January 20, 2020


APAP Awards honor the League, Ping Chong, Emil King
Musical America
January 14, 2020


L.A. Chamber Orchestra hires its new executive director from the Vermont Symphony
Los Angeles Times
January 7, 2020


Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra seeks to get back in the black in 2020
Indianapolis Business Journal
January 3, 2020


Music changes lives
Utah Business
January 3, 2020


Portland Symphony Orchestra presents the world premiere of a piece with ties to Maine
Sun Journal
December 31, 2019


10 must meet music trailblazers at the NAMM Show
College Magazine
December 27, 2019


Shuffle: Orchestrating a diverse classical music world
WKSU
December 12, 2019


What you can do today to help artist immigration
The Clyde Fitch Report
December 12, 2019


Settling the score: women conductors talk about the slow road to equality
Billboard
December 10, 2019


Savannah Philharmonic ringing in holiday season with latest ‘Spectacular’
Do Savannah
December 4, 2019


“Without judgment”: For an afternoon, sensory-friendly symphony made all feel at home
Daily Press
November 21, 2019


Naples Philharmonic finishes off a full plate of new work, Beethoven and a Rachmaninoff swan song
Naples Daily News
November 20, 2019


It’s Harpo’s Harp paired with piano in concerto debut
Classical Voice North America
November 19, 2019


What attracts the Minnesota Orchestra to overseas tours? It's not the money
Star Tribune
November 8, 2019


Dallas Opera, Dallas Symphony are cultivating musical careers for women
Dallas News
November 3, 2019


Virginia Symphony Orchestra offers sensory-friendly concert
WAVY
October 29, 2019


Olympia Symphony begins the music director search process by calling for the community to participate
Thurston Talk
October 25, 2019


A natural fit of music and art
New York Times
October 23, 2019


Anne Parsons: Detroit Symphony Orchestra gets strong revival
The Detroit News
October 22, 2019


Orchestras try a twist on the wall of sound
Wall Street Journal 
October 20, 2019


Arts center leader Travis receives national honor
Midland Daily News
October 11, 2019


L.A. Phil names a longtime insider, Chad Smith, as its new CEO
Los Angeles Times
October 1, 2019


Meet the Bozeman Symphony music director candidates: Stefan Sanders
KBZK Bozeman News
September 17, 2019


New York Philharmonic taps 'infulencers' to lure millennials
Wall Street Journal
September 14, 2019


Collaboration epitomizes Robert Spano's legacy with the ASO
AJC.com
September 4, 2019


Musical instruments to be exempt from restrictions on heavily trafficked rosewood
NPR
August 27,2019


St. Louis Symphony aims to attract new audiences with lower prices, new policies
St. Louis Public Radio
August 21, 2019


Around Town
Canton Repository
August 5, 2019


Music and history combine at Civil War event
Toledo Blade
July 25, 2019


Albany Symphony on the move for 2019-20 season
AlbanyHerald.com
July 23, 2019


Virginia Symphony Orchestra gets $80,000 grant to hold sensory-friendly concerts
The Virginian-Pilot
July 23, 2019


$150k to the SPCO
MINNPOST
July 19, 2019


In the age of #MeToo, Baltimore's small performing arts groups grapple with sexual misconduct allegations
The Baltimore Sun
July 18, 2019


Cleveland Orchestra receives Futures Fund grant
Patch.com
July 14, 2019


TSO to receive League of American Orchestras Futures Fund grant
Toledo.com
July 12, 2019


Cleveland Orchestra receives grant
Crain's Cleveland Business
July 12, 2019


Crucifixion Resurrection: Nine Souls A-Traveling, a modern age requiem
I Care If You Listen
July 5, 2019


Can Baltimore save Its world-class orchestra?
The New York Times
July 1, 2019


Orchestras engage LGBTQ audience
OUTTAKE MEDIA
June 13, 2109


Grant will help Grand Rapids Symphony diversify audience
MLive
June 12, 2019


Jesse Rosen to step down as CEO of Orchestra League
Musical America (paywall)
June 4, 2019


League Of American Orchestras CEO discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the field
Nashville Public Radio
June 3, 2019


Orchestral musicians recognized for community commitments
Musical America (paywall)
May 10, 2019


Hartford Symphony Orchestra stages a comeback at 75
Hartford Business
May 6, 2019


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra launches NJSO Colton Fellowship for musicians from underrepresented communities
New Jersey Stage
April 22, 2019


Musicians give back
Miami Herald
April 11, 2019


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's talent development program celebrates 25 years
CBS46
April 9, 2019


A Composer’s final work contains ‘Visions’ of an American master
New York Times
April 5, 2019


Shaking up the symphony
Southwest The Magazine
April 1, 2019


"Wind of Many Voices" With Ted Wiprud And Delta David Gier
SDPB Radio
March 22, 2019


Music Review: Young composers create magical evening in EarShot concert
Herald Tribune
March 17, 2019


Young composers get exposure in Sarasota Orchestra's 'EarShot' concert
Herald Tribune
March 9, 2019


Advancing Diversity
Senza Sordino
March 8, 2019


Put these March events on your arts and culture radar
Crain's Cleveland Business
March 1, 2019


Diversity critical to survival of classical music field
The Baltimore Sun
March 1, 2019


ASU alumnus and grant recipient aims to open more pathways for musicians of color
The State Press
February 28, 2019


Joan Tower Awarded League's Gold Baton
Musical America (paywall)
February 28, 2019


Composer Joan Tower Awarded League of American Orchestra’s ‘Gold Baton’ Prize
The Violin Channel
February 27, 2019


A Tempo: New Diversity Initiatives for Operas and Orchestras
WWFM
February 14, 2019


"Healing Through Music" program continues to comfort people
Your News Now
February 13, 2019


Program giving kids of color a shot in classical music marks milestone
Atlanta Journal Constitution
February 8, 2019


New LSO chamber format funded by League of American Orchestras
Lubbock Avalnachce-Journal
February 4, 2019


Black History Month: African American musicians encouraged to apply for Pittsburgh Symphony fellowship 
Pittsburgh City Paper
February 3, 2019


Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness Through Music
New York Times
January 29, 2019


A Fund to Advance Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Orchestras
Grantmakers in the Arts
January 24, 2019


New diversity grants available from Orchestra League, OPERA America
Musical America (paywall)
January 10, 2019


Spanish native and cellist is new Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale executive director
Billings Gazette
January 2, 2019


Joyful Headlines About Race and Equality
New York Times
December 31, 2018


Inside the Battle to Diversify Orchestras, One Costly Audition at a Time
Color Lines
December 27, 2018


Most Influential 2018: Carl St.Clair leads the Pacific Symphony to new heights
The Orange County Register
December 21, 2018


Opera Has a Problem: Fans Aren’t Subscribing
The New York Times
December 21, 2018


Juliette Jones Is Redefining What Being A String Player Looks And Sounds Like
Nashville Public Radio
December 12, 2018


Toledo Symphony Orchestra returns Dec. 12
Northwest Signal
December 5, 2018


ASO violinist takes his music to the people
Atlanta Journal Constitution Newspaper
December 5, 2018


LSO offers new tool to treat mental ills
LimaOhio.com
November 29, 2018


North High School winter concert to feature Akron Symphony Orchestra members
Cleveland.com
November 26, 2018


Sphinx Organization to create pipeline of diverse leaders in classical music
Crain's Detroit Buisness
November 18, 2018


How can orchestra musicians fight food waste?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 15, 2018


"Healing Through Music" looks to help those dealing with addiction and illness
HometownStations
November 12, 2018


Navigating successful leadership change
Post Crescent
November 3, 2018


Story on gender disparity in international orchestras
Classic FM
October 26, 2018


How to sell a world-class symphony
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 25, 2018


Article on gender disparity of international orchestra musicians
Quartz
October 16, 2018


Stamford Symphony seeks to appeal to younger generation
Stamford Advocate
October 6, 2018


Orchestra Considers ways to increase audience and diversity and improve culture
WKSU
October 2, 2018


$2.5m Mellon Foundation grant launches Boston classical music initiative
The Boston Globe
September 27, 2018


Houston Symphony strives for diversity in a majority white, low-turnover industry
Houston Symphony Orchestra
September 25, 2018


Review: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra kicks off 2018–19 season with robust performance
ArtsATL
September 21, 2018


Article on orchestra sexual harassment allegations
Baltimore Sun
September 21, 2018


Houston Symphony challenges status quo, includes more female conductors
Houston Public Media
September 17, 2018


Beethoven's 9th, Schubert kick off LPO's victory-lap season
The New Orleans Advocate
September 9, 2018


To help diversify American orchestras, one group is helping to get players to auditions
Marketplace
August 30, 2018


Unexpected, but not a coincidence: a case study in the regional arts philanthropy boom
Inside Philanthropy
August 28, 2018


Rounding up spring and summer news in Oregon music
Oregon ArtsWatch
August 22, 2018


Interview with League President and CEO Jesse Rosen (subscriber only)
SiriusXM (Seth Rudetsky's Seth Speaks show)
August 11, 2018


Philly arts alert: your 8 p.m. curtain time is not a sure thing anymore
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 3, 2018


13 essentials for arts leaders in the 21st century: Faulkner
Reno Gazette Journal
July 30, 2018


St Pete nonprofits collaborate to inspire growth
St. Pete Catalyst
July 19, 2018


Visa headaches plague local venues, international performers
Times Union
July 23, 2018


Florida Orchestra president Michael Pastreich steps down after 11 years
Tampa Bay Times
July 23, 2018


Endangered materials add wrinkle to BSO's overseas trip (Paywall)
Maryland Daily Record
July 19, 2018


Reference to League’s Sexual Harassment Resources
The Baltimore Sun
July 18, 2018


Organization aims to diversify top-tier orchestras through audition support
NBC News
July 14, 2018


Article including League of American Orchestras diversity data
New York Times
July 6, 2018


Q&A: ASO’s Juan Ramírez on his Ford Award and increasing diversity through outreach
ARTSATL 
July 5, 2018


How L.A.'s Street Symphony is bringing music and social justice to Skid Row
WFMT
June 26, 2018


Republican tax law hits churches
Politico
June 26, 2018


National Alliance pushes for diversity in American orchestras
WLRN
June 19, 2018


The Sound Of Silence: Female composers at the symphony
NPR
June 19, 2018


President and CEO of League of American Orchestras on the state of American orchestras, need to diversify
WFMT
June 18, 2018


League of American Orchestras conference tackles issues of inclusion, diversity
Chicago Sun Times
June 16, 2018


TV segment on National Alliance for Audition Support Audition Intensive in Miami
WPBT2 South Florida PBS ("Your South Florida")
June 15, 2018


New World Symphony aims to increase number of Black and Latino classical musicians
Miami New Times
June 8, 2018


How global culture and civic competition have shaped modern arts institutions
Architectural Record
June 1, 2018


Chaffee receives prestigious award for excellence in community service
Norwalk Reflector
May 31, 2018


Forte: Pursuing equity in the orchestra industry
Yakima Herald
May 30, 2018


Percussionist from Winston-Salem, Greensboro symphony orchestras receives national honor
News & Record
May 18, 2018


May Festival conductor Kim among new wave of women on the podium
Cincinnati Business Courier
May 17, 2018


Lima Symphony Orchestra offering Healing Through Music Series
LimaOhio.com
May 3, 2018


Holistic Support: an ambitious plan to boost diversity in American Orchestras
Inside Philanthropy
April 26, 2018


NBSO receives competitive national grant
Wicked Local
April 26, 2018


Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra gets $6,000 grant
The Morning Journal
April 25, 2018


This and that, youth will be served edition
Cleveland Business
April 23, 2018


Southwest Symphony Orchestra benefit concert: ‘Feeding body and soul’
The Spectrum
April 20, 2018


Greensboro Symphony receives $30,000 grant
News & Record
April 20, 2018


The week in good news: The Boston Marathon, Kendrick Lamar, a Honeybee Delivery
The New York Times
April 19, 2018


Classical music orgs launch initiative to diversify orchestras
Colorlines
April 19, 2018


Launch of $1.8m initiative to diversify American orchestras
The Strad
April 18, 2018


Groups partner to increase lagging US orchestra diversity
The Associated Press
April 18, 2018


Seeking orchestras in tune with their diverse communities
The New York Times
April 18, 2018


Orchestra initiative will provide support for musicians of color
The Washington Post
April 18, 2018


Sphinx & friends create new program to diversify American orchestras
Musical America (paywall)
April 18, 2018


Review: Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s works by 3 composers wows audience
The Columbus Dispatch
April 7, 2018


The Columbus Symphony presents a world premiere and a world-renowned violinist
WOSU Radio
April 6, 2018


Who Will Be the Next MSO Music Director?
Urban Milwaukee
March 22, 2018


Symphony and singers to express composers' emotional cries for peace
Winsoton-Salem Journal
March 10, 2018


How to get into an orchestra: we asked members of LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI to share their experience
Lucerne Festival
March 6, 2018


ProMusica Chamber Orchestra's executive director shares hopes for women in music
10tv.com (Columbus, OH)
February 15, 2018


Does classical music need a Rooney Rule?
VAN Magazine
February 15, 2018


New World players light the way for a new generation
Classical Voice North America
February 13, 2018


Review: Cold winter nights, hot orchestral performances
NUVO Indy's alternative voice
February 3, 2018


Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and Sean Chen make the most of ongoing collaboration
Jay Harvey Upstage
January 28, 2018


With every flick of her baton, conductor Susanna Mälkki chips at classical's glass ceiling
Los Angeles Times
January 19, 2018


The SA Symphony’s challenge to fill seats and cashbox
Rivard Report (San Antonio, TX)
February 18, 2018


Another first for Minnesota Orchestra: A tour to South Africa
Star Tribune
February 18, 2018


 

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