Constituency Agenda

Constituency Liaison: Derek Weagle, 646 822 4083


Monday, June 3
8:30am - 12:45pm
Schermerhorn Symphony Center,
Balcony Lobby

Welcome to Conference, Roundtable Presentations I & Networking Lunch
Our first convening will feature an introduction to the new and exciting content at Conference this year, three Roundtable presentations on fundraising, a series of small discussion groups, and our annual Networking Lunch! Boxed lunches are available for purchase with your registration.


1:00pm - 2:30pm
Schermerhorn Symphony Center,
Laura Turner Concert Hall

Opening Plenary featuring Nashville Symphony Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero


3:00pm - 5:00pm
Omni Hotel Nashville,
Cumberland 1-2, Level Three

Gold Book Award Presentations I

Three associations present on leadership.


Tuesday, June 4
9:00am - 12:30pm
Cumberland 1-2, Level Three

Gold Book Presentations II & Roundtable Presentations I

Six more associations make presentations on community engagement and fundraising, followed by discussion groups.


2:30pm - 3:45pm
Broadway Ballroom A-B, Level Two

Evolving Models for Leveraging Volunteers (General Elective Session)

This session examines the multitude of emerging models for volunteer engagement and organizations. With a group of panelists from a wide range of positions within the orchestral ecosystem, a facilitated discussion will highlight the various pathways for growing strong bonds with volunteer groups and collaborating to achieve organizational goals in community engagement and fundraising.

Speakers: Laura Hyde, past president, Women's Symphony League of Tyler; Kathleen McCracken, director of volunteer services, Nashville Symphony; Casey Oelkers, director of development, Madison Symphony; Linda Stevens, volunteer, Kansas City Symphony; Alan D. Valentine, president & CEO, Nashville Symphony


Wednesday, June 5
9:00am - 10:45am
Broadway Ballroom D, Level Two

Roundtable Presentations III

In our final session, three associations talk about membership, culminating in a set of group-led discussions by orchestra budget size.


11:15am - 12:30pm

Join your colleagues in other areas for open elective sessions around fundraising and community engagement.


1:30pm - 3:00pm
Broadway Ballroom E-F, Level Three

Closing Plenary featuring composer & conductor Tania León and Gold Baton Winner, composer Joan Tower.