Leadership & Collaboration
The Orchestra Experience is an interactive 90-minute event with a live orchestra that explores leadership, collaboration, diversity and creativity through the metaphor of music.
The participants are seated within the orchestra from where they can witness the extraordinary power of music to convey ideas and emotions. The session begins with a performance of an inspiring piece of symphonic music, giving the participants an opportunity to observe the pivotal role of the conductor and the extraordinary interplay between the players. This is followed by a series of carefully crafted exercises that facilitate a discussion between the participants, conductor and musicians about how playing in an orchestra mirrors a business environment.
Since 2005, Music & Management has provided over 100 events with live orchestra for their worldwide senior leadership development program. Locations have included Athens, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Bogota, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Chicago, Dubai, Istanbul, Jakata, Kuala Lumpur, Lima, London, Lucerne, Malmo, Mexico, Miami, Mumbai, Munich, New York, Paris, Prague, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shangai, Toronto and Warsaw.
“After two intensive days of self-discovery and expanding their leadership mindset and skills, participants arrive at the orchestral interlude -- always, the program's crescendo. You bring to life what leadership embodies, inspiring our leaders to stretch to their fullest potential. Your insights about collaboration and trust resonate powerfully with our leaders in the context of their teams and the business. In their words, "transformative and empowering" - elevating their sense of purpose and a shared responsibility for the work and for their teams. Simply magical..." Lynne Mueller, Director of Worldwide Training, WPP GROUP PLC
Ebay is a multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website. It is multibillion-dollar business with operations in over 30 countries.
Leadership eBay was set up in 2005 to provide leadership, teambuilding and creativity programs for senior management at eBay, Paypal and Skype. Music & Management was a key element of their overall leadership development strategy and engaged to provide the Orchestra Experience from 2005 and 2013.
Deutsche Bank employs more than 70,000 people worldwide and is one of the largest investment banks in the world.
Since 2007, Columbia Business School have engaged Music & Management to provide the orchestra experiences for Deutsche Bank’s newly appointed managers. Participants listen to excerpts of a classical symphony played by the Chelsea Symphony of New York and engage in an interactive discussion about leadership, teamwork and integrity in the workplace.
Morgan Stanley is one of the world's leading investment banks.
In 2008, they asked Music & Management to deliver the Orchestra Experience to board members hosted by CEO John Mack. This was followed by an event in New York for 230 newly-appointed Managing Directors. They listened to a performance of Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and an interactive discussion about effective teamwork, integrity and inspirational leadership.
Abbott Laboratories is an American health care company. As well as manufacturing pharmaceutical products, its test and diagnostic instrument systems are used worldwide by hospitals, laboratories, blood banks and physicians to diagnose and monitor a broad range of medical issues.
In 2010 they engaged Music & Management to provide The Orchestra Experience for their senior leadership team in the UK. Dominic Alldis and the Canzona Chamber Orchestra performed Mozart's "Haffner” Symphony. This was followed by a group discussion about communication, listening and trust within orchestras and business organisations.
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