Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should my orchestra or chorus join ACSO?
    ACSO’s comprehensive services and programs are relevant and essential to orchestras and choruses of every size and budget.
  • I’m a staff member of an orchestra that already has ACSO membership. Why would I want to join too?
    ACSO also exists to nurture the professional. We provide you with creative, fun, and highly effective methods of carrying out your responsibilities. As an individual member you will receive your own information—from career advice and best practices, to specialized information and networking opportunities. You will also receive your own quarterly newsletter and have access to job announcements.
  • My business services many different organizations. Why would I want to spend the time and money to join?
    ACSO is one of the largest performing arts service organizations in the nation. Membership benefits include low-cost exhibit space at the Annual Conference, access to decision makers, and, equally important, excellent opportunities for networking. Join and learn about the needs and desires of your potential clients!
  • I’m a volunteer. Why should I join a professional organization?
    As a volunteer, you play an important role in your orchestra. Join ACSO and learn how to raise more money, have more fun doing it, and connect with other volunteers through the ACSO network.
  • As a member of an orchestra’s Board of Directors, my time is already stretched to the limit. Is ACSO membership really essential?
    ACSO can help you and your colleagues save time by showing you how to work more effectively and efficiently on behalf of your organization.  Board members consistently tell us their membership has been critical to their success as a Trustee.
  • I’m a musician. Why should I join?
    ACSO membership can prepare you to understand the business side of your orchestra. We invite you to enjoy the benefits of individual membership, including free attendance at the Annual Conference!