June 1 - August 12

OCLP Zoom Room Information:

Meeting ID: 892 1402 1623
Passcode: 858375

OCLP Participant Resource Page

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!

Week Six

Assignments – July 13

Sara Davis Buechner – Concert Pianist

Jonathan Sherwin – Bassoonist/Contrabassoonist, The Cleveland Orchestra

Musicians Panel

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?

The Operation of an Orchestra

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. 

Negotiations and the Musicians’ Union

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. 

School Curriculum 

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.

The American Orchestra

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?

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