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