OCLP 2021 Participants will use this page to learn more about speakers and prepare for sessions each day. This page will be updated through the summer and should be used by OCLP Participants only. Articles and other pre-session assignments will be posted here.
Participants will be asked to volunteer for two community events throughout the summer. Students can sign up below!
Sara Davis Buechner – Concert Pianist
Jonathan Sherwin – Bassoonist/Contrabassoonist, The Cleveland Orchestra
July 13 – 9:15-10:15am
The music is at the center of what we do and in turn the musicians. In this panel, we will hear from performers in the field and learn their stories. What do they see as the future of the industry where they make their living?
Michael Koscso – Director of Artistic Operations, Canton Symphony Orchestra
July 13 – 10:30-11:30am
There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes for every orchestral performance. Mike Koscso will take us with him behind the scenes and talk about what it really takes to put on a performance.
Mike Koscso – Director of Artistic Operations, Canton Symphony Orchestra
Michelle Charles – President & CEO, Canton Symphony Orchestra
June 13 – 11:30am-12pm
The Canton Symphony Orchestra is a union orchestra. What does that mean? How does that effect the organization? How do the administration and musicians come to an agreement on what is fair? Michelle and Mike will talk about their experiences at the Canton Symphony about this nuanced topic.
Dedra Keoshian – Curriculum Coordinator, Plain Local School
July 15 – 9-10am
How curriculum is decided and how it is implemented in the schools? Dedra will let us through the pathway from standard to classroom and what we can do in the classroom to better educate our students. How can curriculum be used as a way to educate EDI from an earlier age.
Simon Woods – President & CEO, League of American Orchestras
July 15 – 11am-12pm
In this session we will hear from the President of the League of American Orchestras about the current state of the American orchestra. What has this past year mean for the future of this industry? What are the most important things the league is focused on in moving past the pandemic?