Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




This internship with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, a nonprofit arts organization, was from June 25, 2001 through September 25 ,2001, and is required in partial fulfillment of a Masters Degree in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans. My internship involved work with the Development, Accounting, Marketing/PR, and Grants and Special Projects departments. This report details the tasks for which I was responsible. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra has a unique governance structure, as this organization is the only musician owned and operated symphony orchestra organization in North America. This report also outlines the organizations' structure and discusses issues and prescriptions as they relate to this unprecedented governance framework.