CIL - Leaders Reframe False Dichotomies

Content creators vs owners. Tradition vs innovation. Musicians vs management. All of these are false dichotomies that affect the conversations among artists and administrators. Over three days, small groups of top musicians and managers across the orchestra and opera world openly discussed these important topics outside the bargaining table in response to the accelerated rate of change around us. These facilitated conversations are open to all to observe: players, singers, administrators, students, board members, and anyone else who believes classical music isn’t a zero sum game among its constituents.

Facilitator: Aubrey Bergauer, Executive Director of the Center for Innovative Leadership

Julia Bullock
Ryan McKinny
Weston Sprott
Trombone, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Jennifer Cho
Violin, San Francisco Opera
Concertmaster, California Symphony
Joy Payton-Stevens
Cello, Seattle Symphony
MBA Candidate, Columbia University
Christopher Still
Trumpet, LA Philharmonic
Kale Cummings
President, Musicians Union Local 6
Jessica Phillips
Clarinet, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Chair of Players Committee
Lidiya Yankovskaya
Conductor & Music Director, Chicago Opera Theater
Michael Gordon
Principal Flute, Kansas City Symphony
Kamala Sankaram
Composer & Co-Artistic Director, Experiments in Opera
Igor Yuzefovich
Concertmaster, BBC Symphony Orchestra
David Lomelí
Director of Artistic Administration, The Dallas Opera
Casting Director, Bayerische Staatsoper