About Symphony

Symphony, the quarterly magazine of the League of American Orchestras, reports on the critical issues, trends, personalities, and developments of the orchestra world. Every issue includes news, provocative essays, in-depth articles, and cutting-edge research relevant to the entire orchestra field. Symphony profiles take readers behind the scenes to meet the people who are making a difference in the orchestra world, while wide-ranging survey articles reveal the strategies and tactics that are helping orchestras meet the challenges of the 21st century. Symphony is a matchless source of meaningful information about orchestras, and serves as an advocate and connector for the orchestra field.

Readers include professional staff, musicians, and board members in the orchestra industry and related fields; orchestra patrons and volunteers; and music critics and arts media professionals. Symphony has faithfully served as a record of the orchestra field — from audience trends to personnel changes to media innovation — since its founding by the League of American Orchestras in 1942. Symphony's numerous awards include repeated ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for outstanding coverage of music, as well as several "Ozzie" design awards.

Starting in January 2010, the complete contents of every new issue of the award-winning Symphony magazine are available free of charge on the League’s websiteSymphonyOnline includes links to websites mentioned in the articles as well as to advertisers.