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Gold Book Award of Excellence


League of American Orchestras


Outstanding Volunteer Project:

Kinder Konzerts on the Road

The Volunteer Council of the League of American Orchestras has awarded FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra with its 2018 Award of Excellence in the annual Gold Book competition. The award will be presented at the League’s National Conference in Chicago, IL from June 13-15, 2018.

The annual Gold Book competition recognizes outstanding projects created and implemented by volunteer associations of symphony orchestras throughout the United States and Canada. Winning projects are selected based upon originality, volunteer involvement, adaptability, and the overall success of the projects. Kinder Konzerts won the Gold Book award in the category of Education as a project that “brings music educational opportunities to children, youth, and/or adults by various means such as camps, classes, competitions, etc.”  Projects were judged by the League’s Volunteer Council in Fall 2017.

The League’s Volunteer Council is an organization of recognized community leaders throughout the United States and Canada who have demonstrated outstanding support for their symphony orchestras. The Council’s awards honor volunteers who, through their hard work and dedication, help to insure the success of their organizations.


League of American Orchestras

The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. Its diverse membership of more than 2,000 organizations and individuals across North America runs the gamut from world-renowned orchestras to community groups, from summer festivals to student and youth ensembles, from conservatories to libraries, from businesses serving orchestras to individuals who love symphonic music. The only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League is a nexus of knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement. Its conferences and events, award-winning Symphony magazine, website, and other publications inform people around the world about orchestral activity and developments. Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League links a national network of thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers and administrators, board members, volunteers, and business partners. Visit


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