About Required Course readings
In order to have detailed and meaningful conversations throughout the seminar, the EOM faculty have carefully curated a list of required pre-readings for each session in the seminar. These pre-readings set the framework for each session and faculty may make references to these materials in discussions throughout the seminar. Not all sessions have required reading while there are some resources that are required but are not session specific. All participants are advised to carefully absorb each article or video and take some general notes so you can recall this content during the seminar. If you have trouble accessing any of the following resources through this site, please contact League staff and we will make them available to you.
**Please note, in an effort to be environmentally friendly, the 2019 EOM seeks to reduce our paper waste by only providing these materials online.
All participants are required to bring a laptop or tablet device in order to access readings or other materials and to take notes throughout the entire seminar. Technology will not be provided.
General Required Reading
Session Specific Required Reading
Opening Session and Welcome: Jesse Rosen
Arts Leadership in a Changing World: Ken Foster
Finance and Sustainability: Faith Raiguel
Diversity and Unconscious Bias: Jahmad Canley and Noah Prince
Artistic Planning: Ed Yim
Optional: Can “Excellence” Sometimes be an Excuse?
Optional: America’s Orchestras are in Crisis
Orchestra Operations: Scott Faulkner and Dan Song
Musician’s Perspective Panel Discussion: Alex Laing, Scott Faulkner, Meredith Snow, Maia Jasper White
Development and Fundraising: Dan Coleman
Optional: High Net Worth Philanthropy Study
Marketing and Communications: Vince Ford
Optional: Digital Storytelling for Social Impact
Acquiring and Sustaining Audiences: Alan Brown
Human Resources: Mona Patel
Optional: What Works to Prevent Harassment
The Future of Orchestras: Dr. Tanya Kalmanovitch
Changing Role of the Arts: Simon Woods
Education Programs: Laura Reynolds and Elsje Kibler-Vermaas
Small Budget and Regional Orchestras: Scott Faulkner
Critical Listening: Simon Woods
Organizational Culture, Presentation, and Reflection: Simon Woods and Alex Laing
Optional: Four Frame Model, by Bolman and Deal
Optional: Engine of Impact: Chapter 5, by William Meehan and Kim Starkey Jonker (not available for pdf download, must be purchased in Google Reader)
Artistic Leadership: Core Faculty
Intro to Negotiations and Collective Bargaining: Jennifer Barlament and Alex Laing
Community Programs: Laura Reynolds and Amy Fogerson
Leadership: Scott Faulkner and Simon Woods
Twin Roles of Governance: Reveta Bowers and Simon Woods
cASE sTUDY Exercise:
All participants must familiarize themselves with the following case study documents prior to the exercise. It is imperative to your success in this activity that you study these documents and carefully analyze their contents.
Detroit Symphony Case Study (Coming Soon)
Phoenix Symphony Case Study (Coming Soon)
Additional Resources by Track (non-Required)
*Where possible, online or digital copies of additional resources have been provided. Some suggested resources are simply listed here for your future reference.
Artistic Vision and Execution