Administrative leadership and organizational structure of the American Symphony Orchestra: an internship report

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Title: Administrative leadership and organizational structure of the American Symphony Orchestra: an internship report
Author: Delgatty, Candida
Abstract: This dissertation is a report on a one -year internship sponsored by the American Symphony Orchestra League during which three American symphony orchestra administrations were studied . The orchestras examined included the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra , The Phoenix Symphony , and the Omaha Symphony Orchestra . The orchestras varied in budget size , geographic location , organizational structure , socioeconomic environment and leadership approach by the executive director . Executive directorship of a symphony orchestra is by nature a complex and multifaceted job that necessarily involves every aspect of the organization , which will be evident throughout this report . This is the first published study available regarding the comprehensive experience and intensive primary research of an ASOL intern . During the internship , I collected primary and investigative research during two to four month residencies with each orchestra . I lived in these cities and worked full -time with each administration with the purpose of thoroughly understanding the organizational structure and leadership style of each executive director . General principles and organizational practices observed and studied during my internship are discussed throughout the dissertation , and the final chapter summarizes my observations and draws general conclusions from the anecdotal and statistical data found in the preceding chapters .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /17919
Date: 2003-08

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Administrative leadership and organizational structure of the American Symphony Orchestra: an internship report. Doctoral dissertation, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /17919 .

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