Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




The information found in the following report is based on research, personal interviews, and my personal experience during a fifteen week internship with the New Orleans Symphony. The purposes of this report are to give a comprehensive picture of the New Orleans Symphony as a nonprofit arts organization, describe my activities during the internship, and demonstrate my approach to the various challenges presented during the internship. The report begins with a profile of the organization outlining the Symphony's history, programs, goals, and the structure through which the Symphony operates and interfaces with its environment. It continues with descriptions of my experiences with the Symphony during the internship, analyses of various situations, including the major challenge of the internship, and recommendations based on these analyses. The report concludes with short and long term contributions made which were a result of the internship.