Creative Careers Podcast: Episode 36 with Scott Harrison


Today I had the chance to talk with Scott Harrison, the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, about fundraising, the art of differentiation, and the importance of collaborations.

He gives future (and current) arts administrators tips on how to approach fundraising so that it’s easier and more successful.

We also touch on how LACO differentiates themselves from similar arts organizations in the area like the LA Phil. His ideas are sure to inspire you to find the ways in which you or your business are different from your competitors’.

Lastly, we discuss the benefits of collaborating with other organizations and composers, and a host of other practical and inspiring topics!

The music in this episode features the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performing Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043, by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Now in his third season, having joined LACO in October 2015, Scott Harrison has taken the organization to new heights. He has strengthened relationships with Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, USC’s Thornton School of Music, Glendale Arts, the Nazarian Performing Arts Center, the Colburn School and others. As LACO celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017-18, the Orchestra embarks on new series and musical initiatives in collaboration with Grand Performances, the Huntington Library, Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and a growing roster of leading composers and artists, including LACO Creative Advisor Andrew Norman and 2017-18 Guest Artists-in-Residence Mahan Esfahani, Jennifer Koh and Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

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