Volunteer Associations

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Volunteer Organizations of member orchestras are also members of the League. If your orchestra is not a member but your Volunteer Organization would like to join, you can do so for $150, and receive the following benefits of membership:

  • Annual National Conference - A four-day conference that attracts more than 1,200 artistic, administrative, and volunteer personnel from orchestras across the country each year.
  • Meetings - National and regional meetings of personnel involved in specific orchestra activities including management, marketing, development, finance, education, and volunteering are held through the year.
  • Employment Search - The League maintains a web site, jobs.americanorchestras.org, where member orchestras may post vacancy announcements for administrative and conducting positions, and Individual Professional Members may post their resumes.

Information and Advice

  • americanorchestras.org - The League's principal web site is designed as a comprehensive site for use by professionals throughout the orchestra field. The site provides detailed information about League activities and other trade issues.
  • Knowledge Center - The League Knowledge Center fields an average of 50 requests for information each day, providing reference materials and publications on topics such as long-range planning, fund raising, governance, and volunteerism.
  • Symphony - Executive and Music Directors, Board and Volunteer Presidents receive our award-winning, bimonthly magazine that covers issues critical to the orchestra community.
  • Newsletters - Volunteer Notes provides specialized perspectives for orchestra volunteers.
  • The Hub - News and insight for League members. Updated daily.
  • Professional Development - The Orchestra Leadership Academy is a comprehensive professional development initiative designed to enhance the institutional strength of orchestras. Holding seminars throughout the country, the Academy offers a diverse range of content focused on strengthening leadership throughout the orchestra, enabling individuals to hone skills in specific programmatic areas, and creating opportunities for those new to orchestra management.
  • Advocacy Alerts/Government Affairs Updates - Stay informed of trends on national arts policy and pending legislation affecting the orchestra community through the League's Advocacy and Government Division.
  • Direct Representation - The League represents the interests of America's orchestras to members of Congress and the Executive Branch and facilitates state and local advocacy efforts.

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