League of American Orchestras
Rachelle Schlosser, Director of Media Relations and Communications
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The Eastman School of Music and the League of American Orchestras will collaborate on a one-year pilot program to co-produce and launch a new category of the Eastman Case Studies focused on orchestra management. Highlighting League member orchestras, the three case studies will be used as a teaching resource for the League’s noted management and leadership development programs, including the upcoming Essentials of Orchestra Management ten-day seminar, July 8-18, 2019, and will also be available to libraries, academic institutions, and the general public via subscription or digital download beginning on September 1 at https://iml.esm.rochester.edu/EastmanCaseStudies/shop/. All current Eastman Case Studies are already available for public download and subscription.
“The case study model will bring an important degree of rigor to the League’s management development programs,” said Jesse Rosen, League of American Orchestras President and CEO. “We value this new synergy between the Eastman School of Music, the League, and orchestras, which builds upon our long-time relationship with the Eastman Institute for Music Leadership’s Arts Leadership Programs and the Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research.”
“I am particularly excited for the Eastman School of Music to partner with the League of American Orchestras, as together, we help cultivate and nurture the orchestra leaders of tomorrow,” shares Jamal J. Rossi, Joan and Martin Messenger Dean of the Eastman School of Music. “Expanding the existing Eastman Case Studies Series to create a new genre of cases in partnership with the League, and utilizing these at the League’s seminars, including Essentials of Orchestra Management, highlights the commitment both institutions share to preparing future generations of outstanding leaders.”
“Essentials of Orchestra Management is a program with a significant history of success in training the next generation of orchestra leaders,” said Simon Woods, Los Angeles Philharmonic CEO and the Director of Essentials. “However, it’s important that we keep pace with today’s most effective teaching methods, and there’s no question that introducing the Case Studies into the program will provide a whole new level of insight for the participants as they learn how issues were resolved in real life and brainstorm innovative responses. We’re thrilled to be collaborating with the Eastman School of Music in this endeavor.”
The Eastman Case Studies examine issues and challenges that face today’s musical leaders, placing students in the role of consultant, charged with assisting business problems and making key decision in resolving them. Used in Eastman’s Master of Arts in Music Leadership degree program, the case studies are the only resource of their kind that focuses exclusively on musical arts organizations. Edited by Eastman Associate Professor of Music History Michael Alan Anderson, the case studies are produced at Eastman’s Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research as part of Eastman’s Institute for Music Leadership (IML) and have been supported by Paul and Mary Ann Judy, whose generosity allows Eastman to capture timely, dynamic and contemporary issues in the music world, and increases Eastman’s position as the leading resource for musical life case-based teaching. All Eastman case studies are published and available for digital download and now through subscription.
Essentials of Orchestra Management prepares orchestra professionals to be effective administrators and leaders by giving them the knowledge and tools they need. Taking place over the course of ten days on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles, the League of American Orchestras’ Essentials seminar provides participants with an in-depth overview of orchestra management, builds career networks, and offers a unique opportunity to obtain what’s necessary to become an innovative and successful leader in the arts. Since its inception in 2000, over 500 individuals have participated in Essentials. Many Essentials alumni are now professionals excelling at an array of highly-regarded music organizations including El Sistema USA; the National Symphony Orchestra; New York Philharmonic; and Silkroad. Other League management and leadership development programs include the ten-month Emerging Leaders Program as well as regional seminars across the country, and the League’s National Conference.
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About Eastman School of Music:
The Eastman School of Music was founded in 1921 by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman (1854-1932), founder of Eastman Kodak Company. It was the first professional school of the University of Rochester. Mr. Eastman’s dream was that his school would provide a broad education in the liberal arts as well as superb musical training. The current dean is Jamal Rossi, appointed in 2014.
About 900 students are enrolled in Eastman’s Collegiate Division—about 500 undergraduate and 400 graduate students. Students come from almost every state, and approximately 20 percent are from other countries. They are guided by more than 95 full-time faculty members. Six alumni and three faculty members have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music, and numerous alumni and faculty have received Grammy Awards. Each year, Eastman’s students, faculty members, and guest artists present more than 900 concerts to the Rochester community.
About League of American Orchestras:
The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. Its diverse membership of more than 2,000 organizations and individuals across North America runs the gamut from world-renowned orchestras to community groups, from summer festivals to student and youth ensembles, from conservatories to libraries, from businesses serving orchestras to individuals who love symphonic music. The only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League is a nexus of knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement. Its conferences and events, award-winning Symphony magazine, website, and other publications inform people around the world about orchestral activity and developments. Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League links a national network of thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers and administrators, board members, volunteers, and business partners. Visit americanorchestras.org.
About Institute for Music Leadership (IML):
Always at the forefront of educating musicians of the future, the Eastman School of Music is dedicated to the comprehensive education of world-class musicians, scholars and leaders. With a particular focus on the changing state of classical music, with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Institute for Music Leadership was the first center of its kind in the country, created in 2001. It serves as a center – and benchmark – for music leadership programs and activities and respond to and help shape America’s changing musical and cultural environment.
The establishment of the Institute for Music Leadership, and the generous support of foundations and philanthropists, has allowed the Eastman School to create a unique atmosphere among music schools, where ideas can flourish, and students are empowered to shape their own destiny by developing the skills and networks they need to adapt to the changing and challenging arts world. The IML is committed not to follow, but to lead, react, adapt and morph its curriculum to meet the needs of the musical world that our students will inhabit as professionals.