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 2021 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. (link to each program page)

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 

Listening to You:
“League Statement on Racial Discrimination” Forum

Online Discussion Facilitated by League Board and Staff Members

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 1:00pm Eastern/10:00am Pacific

As part of our continued dialogue about racism and discrimination in orchestras, the League recently sent members 1) a Statement on Racial Discrimination, 2) a Symphony magazine article by Aaron Flagg chronicling the history of anti-Black discrimination in American orchestras, and 3) supporting material that introduces the statement, explains its purpose, and offers resources as well as answers to frequently asked questions. Now we would like to hear from you.

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2021 Online National Conference

June 16-18

2022 National Conference

Los Angeles, CA

June 1-3

2023 National Conference

Pittsburgh, PA