The League of American Orchestras and the University of Southern California have established a new strategic partnership to develop future orchestra leaders. The League, in association with USC’s Arts Leadership program (ARTL), will present Essentials of Orchestra Management in Los Angeles for the first time, from July 7-16, 2015. Essentials has previously been presented by the League in New York City. The immersive 10-day seminar will be hosted by the USC Thornton School of Music. San Francisco Symphony executive director Brent Assink and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts president Deborah Rutter will continue to serve as seminar co-directors in consultation with Kenneth Foster, director of USC’s Arts Leadership program.