RSNO’s Michael Devlin selected for unique experience in Los Angeles

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RSNO External Relations team member to participate in a ten-day professional development seminar in Los Angeles, California. 

Michael Devlin is one of thirty emerging orchestra managers from across the world that will take part in the League of American Orchestras’ Essentials of Orchestra Management – a programme that aims to provide participants with an in-depth overview of orchestra management, build career networks, and provide an unprecedented view of what is necessary to become a successful leader in the arts.

Invited speakers include Deborah Borda, president of the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gustavo Dudamel, music and artistic director, Los Angeles Philharmonic; Brent Assink, executive director of the San Francisco Symphony; Simon Woods, president & CEO (Former RSNO Chief Executive); top consultants and funders, and staff and board members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, among others.

RSNO Chief Executive, Krishna Thiagarajan: “We are delighted that Michael will be representing Scotland’s National Orchestra, as well as the wider British arts community, at this prestigious seminar. Not only will he learn invaluable skills and advice from many of America’s most inspiring leaders, but I am confident that he will return to Scotland enthused by the passionate debates and unique experiences that this programme will no doubt offer.”

Michael Devlin: “I’m thrilled to have been chosen to participate in this exciting course for aspiring orchestra managers. Above all, I’m looking forward to being part of a rich cultural exchange that will hopefully provide me with a strong foundation for contributing effectively to the advancement of the arts in Scotland and beyond in the future.”

Michael joined the RSNO in July 2015, after graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Economics & Accounting. He is passionate about the contribution that the arts can bring to society, particularly orchestral music-making. Michael was Principal Clarinet of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYOGB) in 2013 and is presently conductor of Edinburgh University Music Society’s Sinfonia. Before joining the RSNO External Relations team, he gained experience working for Aldeburgh Music and NYOGB.

For more information about the League of American Orchestras and the Essentials of Orchestra Management course please visit http://www.americanorchestras.org/