July 31

Conducting Business

Conducting Business is a side-by-side corporate leadership seminar exploring the parallels between business leadership and orchestra conducting.

The Maestro will invite ten business leaders to sit in the orchestra during a rehearsal of Mozart’s Symphony No. 25, to witness from within verbal and nonverbal communication between the Maestro and the musicians. They will watch and learn as the ensemble moves in a magnificent concert, sharing vision, action, clear direction, trust, and reward.

After the rehearsal participants will freely discuss the experience over lunch. Ann Graham Ehringer, Ph.D. will lead an afternoon seminar guiding the participants through the parallels of conducting a business and an orchestra.

If you are interested in this program please call the Classical Tahoe Box Office for more information.

Ann Graham Ehringer, Ph.D

Over the past 40+ years Ann Ehringer has served as a director of public and private companies and nonprofit organizations, including a wide variety of businesses and the LA Master Chorale; held a real estate broker’s license and managed two small development companies; coached CEO’s, and served as chair of two successful TEC groups (now Vistage); led USC’s Family & Closely-Held Business Program; taught MBA’s in the management of entrepreneurial companies at two leading universities (as associate professor at Univ. of Southern California and as visiting professor at Trinity College, Univ. of Dublin, Ireland); and for 24 years owned the Michelin-starred restaurant, Saddle Peak Lodge in Malibu, Calif, which she sold a few years ago.  She is the author of Make up your Mind: Entrepreneurs Talk About Decision Making. Ehringer received a B.A. in art history from the University of Hawaii, and M.A. from Stanford University, a diploma from the Owner and President Management Program of the Harvard Business School, a Ph.D. in management from the University of Southern California, and honorary Ph.D. in Management from Pepperdine University. Ann is strongly motivated by curiosity and new learning, supports a number of classical chamber groups in the LA area, and for the last few years has been engaged and delighted student of musicology and ethnomusicology at UCLA.