American Orchestras Summit

by Wendy Moy

Ms. Moy and Mr. Selvey attended the American Orchestra Summit (AOS), a landmark conference concerning the American orchestra, with the hopes of creating a similar summit for the choral community.   The AOS examined the wide-reaching cultural impact that the orchestra has had in America, and explored how orchestras and academia might partner effectively to extend this import. From this summit, Ms. Moy and Mr. Selvey learned about innovative community engagement collaborative strategies being employed in the orchestral world that have possible value in the choral community; and connected with many inspiring leaders in the world of music, psychology, and business.