Conferences and Meetings

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This time we have been living through has made extraordinary demands on our members, as both orchestra musicians and staff experience painful layoffs and salary cuts. Like many of you, the League of American Orchestras has also been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have made the following decisions about upcoming League programming:

  • All League program activity during the 20-21 season will be delivered online.
  • The National Conference which was to have taken place in Pittsburgh will also be delivered online in June of 2021.
  • The Mid-winter Managers Meeting will be held online.
  • We will ramp up the volume, frequency, and variety of digital content, including peer group meetings, to meet the high demand evidenced in the Conference.
  • Select program activity that is dependent on live engagement will be deferred until the 2021-2022 season including the National Conductor Preview, Essentials of Orchestra Management, and the Emerging Leaders Program.

We will be telling you more about the coming season as it becomes available. Till then thank you for your dedication to orchestras and your continuing engagement with the League and our community.



Upcoming Meetings  


Balancing Acoustics and Physical Distancing as Orchestras Return to their Halls

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 3:00pm Eastern/12:00pm Pacific

Back by popular demand! When we gather to convey a message through music, both audience and artists crave the full breadth of sound. As we return to live performances in our concert halls, we must balance the need to create a safe space for performers and audiences with artistic expression and acoustics.

In this encore presentation of a sponsored 60-minute webinar, experts in the field of acoustics will address these challenges and discuss potential scenarios and solutions to enable your ensemble to optimize the acoustics of your return to live performance.

Learn more

2021 Midwinter Managers Meeting

January 21-22


2021 Online National Conference

June 7-17

2022 National Conference

Los Angeles, CA

June 1-3

2023 National Conference

Pittsburgh, PA