League of American Orchestras’ Conference Update for 2020 from President Jesse Rosen
The choices we make as the pandemic progresses will define our orchestras and their relevance in the years and decades to come. How do we retool for new economic realities, patterns of audience engagement, and donor motivations? And how will we continue to deepen our engagement with the diverse communities we serve?
At this moment in time, it is more important than ever for us to come together as a community. To that end, I am proud to announce that we will be holding Global Stages, Local Stories, an extended online Conference in May and June. The League will provide an array of online resources, webinars, and virtual gatherings designed to deliver the information orchestras need to navigate the global pandemic and its aftermath; to continue advancing the imperatives of equity, relevance, innovation, and creativity; and to unite and inspire the orchestra community.
Global Stages, Local Stories will include:
• A continuation of critical webinars for real-time decision-making, including accessing federal relief, cash management and scenario planning, and raising more money in a crisis
• Sessions exploring audience behavior in a post-pandemic world, building community amid social isolation, meeting mission in a crisis, and how the pandemic highlights existing disparities and affects different communities
• Keynotes and performances with thought leaders and artists
• A fully interactive online portal for delegates to interact with essential business partners.
• Robust peer group engagement including facilitated group discussions, mentor and buddy networks, and networking events
• Convening of Catalyst Fund grantees, the National Alliance for Audition Support Advisory Committee, and Futures Fund Grantees
Advance registration is required to access these events. Specific event details and a schedule will be announced via email and on the Conference website as they develop. In addition, recordings of elective and keynote sessions will be made available to all registrants.
The Volunteer Council is made up of recognized volunteer leaders who have demonstrated outstanding support for their orchestras and who are committed to the goals of the League of American Orchestras. As a Volunteer Council member, one uses one’s leadership to provide representation, support, and professional development to fellow volunteers throughout the country.
If you are interested in learning more about joining the Volunteer Council, please contact Sharon Hatchett at email@example.com.
The Volunteer Council
Your Volunteer Council works to bring together the best ideas, projects, and practices from volunteers around the country to share with you at Conference and through various resources.
Terry Ann White, Amarillo Symphony, TX | President
Cindy Kidwell, East Texas Symphony Orchestra, TX | President-Elect
Tiffany Ammerman, Marshall Symphony, TX | Immediate Past President
Tresa Radermacher, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, IN | Conference Chair
Beth Wise, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, AL | Conference Chair-Elect
Janet Cabot, Madison Symphony Orchestra, WI
Bruce Colquhoun, Spokane Symphony, WA
Sharon Hatchett, Chicago Sinfonietta, IL
Charlotte Lewis, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, LA
Kathy Leibrand, Kansas City Symphony, MO
Ginny Lundquist, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, MI
Julie Meredith, Utah Symphony, UT
Laurie Skjerseth, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, IA
Irene Sohm, Santa Rosa Symphony, CA
Marena Gault, AMSOV President, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, TX
Wanda Kanwischer, 2020 Conference Liaison, Minnesota Orchestra, MN
Debbie McKinney, Sustainer Liaison, Oklahoma City Orchestra, OK
Marylou Turner, Sustainer Mentor, Kansas City Symphony, MO
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