Programs and Services

ACSO offers a variety of programs and services for its members and the field. These professional and organizational development opportunities address orchestra management, board/governance, and artistic issues. Offerings include:

 Annual Conference

ACSO's Annual Conference offers unparalleled opportunities to learn from top professionals and network with peers at insightful seminars, panel discussions, and entertaining social events. Save the Date for the 2018 Annual Conference - August 9-11 in Sacramento!


The ACSO Awards program recognizes remarkable individual and organizations for their meaningful contributions to the orchestra field.

 California Concerts

As part of ACSO's year-round programs and services, the association offers a monthly summary of members performances across the state and region.

 Consulting Services

Professional assistance is available to help board members and staff address specific issues and a special mentoring program is available to Individual Members.

 Professional Development and Discussion Forums

These forums combine educational experiences with peer networking during an informative 45-60 minute workshop or roundtable at a low cost for attendees.

 Online Learning

Are you an ACSO member? We encourage you to engage in our webinars free of charge. Webinars are 60-to-90-minute online workshops covering an array of topics from fundraising to marketing to board development.

 Publications and Research

ACSO publishes communication pieces to keep members and the field in the know. ACSO is also your comprehensive source for information and research materials.

 Technical Assistance

ACSO staff members answer questions and provide assistance to members in a variety of areas, ranging from general management inquiries, audience development strategies, strengthening fundraising, and/or achieve operating efficiencies. Contact us today at with your questions.