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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. 

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

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

Marketing and Communications: Vince Ford

Acquiring and Sustaining Audiences: Alan Brown

Human Resources: Mona Patel

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

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. 

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. 

Organizational Sustainability

Civic Engagement

Artistic Vision and Execution

Personal Growth

Organizational Dynamics