2018 Illinois Council of Orchestras Townhall #1

Symphony Center

Hosted by the Lake Forest Symphony

Comp Tickets: The Benefits, The Hassles

Friday, March 16th, 2018
9:30am - 12:00pm

Woodlands Academy - Haggerty Conference Room
760 E. Westleigh Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Musicians are often angry if they don't get them, board members want to offer them, Box Office wants to sell them, but they often go unused. Executive Director Timothy Corpus leads a discussion of the highs and lows of comp tickets, best practice for using comp tickets and comp vs. musician discounts.


2018 Illinois Council of Orchestras Townhall #2

Youth Symphony

Hosted by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

The Role of Youth Orchestras in Developing a Diverse Orchestral Landscape

Friday, April 27th, 2018
9:30am - 12:00pm

Fine Arts Building - Curtis Hall 10th Floor
410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60605

Learn how youth orchestras are working proactively to nurture a diverse pipeline of young musicians who will be the future face of classical music.

2018 Illinois Council of Orchestras Townhall #3

Social Media

Hosted by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project

Social Media

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
9:30am - 12:00pm

Symphony Center - 9th Floor
220 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60604

CSO Marketing Director Elisabeth Madeja and ChiMOP artistic director, Tom Madeja (yes, they are married) talk about why they use social media, the pros and cons of various platforms (Instagram vs. Facebook vs. Twitter), defining goals, tracking results, and whether or not you should spend money on it.