The Noteboom Governance Center
The League of American Orchestras' Noteboom Governance Center offers a comprehensive range of support, strategies, and programs designed to strengthen governance practice in orchestras, including regional seminars for board members and CEOs, board chair peer groups focusing on top-level governance and strategic challenges, peer exchange and learning sessions at the League’s national Conference, and Noteboom Governance Center Grants for Board Development.
As a board member, the skills you bring to the boardroom can be the difference between success and failure for your orchestra. Below you will find orchestra governance information and resources that you and your fellow board members can use to make a positive difference in your organization.
- Articles and Recommended Reading
- Assessment Tools
- Boardsource E-books
- The Columbus Symphony: A Portrait in Stabilization
- Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Center
- Effective Orchestra Governance: A Guide for Boards
- Governance Videos
- Guide to Ethics
- League Brief for Trustees of Member Orchestras (PDF)
- Music Director Search Handbook
- Orchestra Boardroom Newsletter
- Orchestra Governance Grants
- Orchestra Story Bank
- Public Value Communications Toolkit
The Noteboom Governance Center was created in recognition of former League Board Chair Lowell Noteboom, honoring his longstanding commitment to improving governance practice in American orchestras. The Center is supported by leadership gifts from Richard and Kay Fredericks Cisek, The Clinton Family Fund, Marcia and John Goldman, Sakana Foundation, and the Sargent Family Foundation.
Additional support is provided by generous grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.