Leaders Reframe False Dichotomies

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM until Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 11:30 AMPacific Daylight Time

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 will openly discuss these important topics outside the bargaining table in response to the accelerated rate of change around us. Each day, these facilitated discussions will be streamed and 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.

July 7
Streaming and pro-bono work in a post-covid world.

July 8
Collaborative decision making: pie in the sky or does the pie get bigger?

July 9
A pandemic recovery where tradition and innovation are not mutually exclusive.

Dates: July 7, 8, 9; 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PDT) each day

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

Cost to attend: FREE (registration required)