Association of British Orchestras


There is no set career path to being an orchestral manager and there are a variety of areas within orchestral management that you can work in.

  • Concert and tours administration
  • Orchestra management
  • Education and community
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Digital
  • Librarians

Click on the links below for case studies of what is involved in the various managerial roles.

There are also a variety of career paths in the wider music industry including:

  • Artist Agents and Musician's Diary Services
  • Venue management
  • Festival management
  • Music publishers and music copyright
  • Broadcasting
  • Recording industry
  • National arts development organisations
  • Local Authority arts departments


Jo Johnson Senior Marketing Manager, Digital, London Symphony Orchestra As the newest role to emerge in the field of Arts Administration, the description of what a Digital Manager is and does is difficult to pin down. Orchestras (and other Arts) are still getting to grips with the enormous, som...

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Annual Conference

The next conference will be held in London from 20-22 January 2021,
hosted by London Mozart Players and Fairfield Halls.