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Pathways to Organizational Sustainability: Lessons Learned from the American Orchestras’ Futures Fund

  • Omni Hotel Nashville 250 5th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203 (map)

Location: Broadway Ballroom H, Level Two

How do orchestras build pathways to sustainability through experimentation and risk-taking? With the support of the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, the League created the American Orchestras’ Futures Fund, a competitive grants program designed to cultivate a culture of learning and innovation in orchestras of all sizes, composition, and locations. This panel will explore the work of Futures Fund recipients through a discussion of the experiments and risks necessary to realize their innovative initiatives, and of the learning taking place along the way.

Speakers: John Glover, director, DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Susan Lape, executive director, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras; David Allen Miller, Music Director, Albany Symphony; Dr. Dennie Palmer Wolf, principal researcher, WolfBrown; Karen Yair, vice president, Knowledge, Learning, and Leadership, League of American Orchestras

The American Orchestras' Futures Fund is made possible by a generous grant from the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation