Our University of Guelph undergraduate music students were enthused and motivated by Laura Adlers’ presentation. The material was relevant, timely, and presented in a concise and compelling way, in order to guide young artists in preparing to market themselves as a performer, conductor, or composer. Ms. Adlers also took a genuine interest in each participant, demonstrating the integrity that she emphasized as requisite to their own success. We musicians need this kind of practical, well-researched advice from an experienced culture manager. We intend to invite her back!
Dr. Marta McCarthy
President, Choral Canada
Conductor, 2014 Ontario Youth Choir & 2015 OYC Alumni
Associate Professor & Conductor of Choral Ensembles, University of Guelph
As our National Community Relations Director, Laura had a strong ability to build relationships with stakeholders from all sectors across the country, showed tremendous commitment to these relationships and thrived in mentoring arts and heritage leaders across Canada in the art of partnership with the business sector. We know that her continued and future contributions to Canada’s cultural sector will be meaningful and significant.
President and CEO, Business for the Arts
Laura Adlers was instrumental in launching the artsVest™ National program in 2011 and has initiated and developed successful and myriad partnerships with multiple stakeholders across the corporate, public and cultural sectors. Laura also developed a community relations and outreach strategy to promote the program across Canada and spoke at multiple conferences on the impact of the program. I have always admired Laura’s distinct passion and sensitivity to arts and culture.
Her business acumen in relationship building is unmatched. She is polished, highly professional, pleasant and positive. Laura is a flawless writer and her public speaking skills are incredibly solid. She is a wonderful team member and is able to create a positive experience for everyone who works with her. Laura’s experience, talents and positive disposition would be an asset to any organization!
Vice President, Business for the Arts
Laura Adlers has been an irreplaceable part of the Latvian Song Festival movement in Canada since 2006. An experienced culture manager in Canada, she has been invaluable in planning events and excels in anticipating problems and solving them promptly and efficiently. A highly capable creative and strategic planner, she is also spectacular in hands-on on-site management. I dread to imagine how our events would have gone without Laura.
George Juris Kenins
Chair of the Board, Latvian Song Festival Association in Canada
Laura Adlers brings a deep understanding and a rich and diverse background to her work in the arts. Her training and experience make her a very effective manager in this sector. Laura was a pleasure to work with as the project lead on a recent e-learning curriculum. Her knowledge and adept management skills helped keep a challenging project moving in a positive direction.
Michael Coady, M.Ed.
I have had the great pleasure of collaborating with Laura Adlers on several projects featuring my compositions. As a well-regarded and experienced culture manager based in Canada, she has been instrumental in connecting me with Canadian artists in the choral field. She is very passionate about her Latvian roots and promoting Latvian artists to the world. Laura’s work ethic and accomplishments in this field are remarkable and I look forward to future collaborations with her.
Ēriks Ešenvalds, Composer
Laura Adlers is an arts management consultant, facilitator and entrepreneur of superb ability and expertise who brings her great passion, calm confidence and innate personal charm to all she undertakes. Laura’s invaluable assistance in coordinating Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds’ visit to Toronto to attend the Orpheus Choir’s premiere performance of his oratorio Passion and Resurrection was central to the success of the concert. I am pleased to support Laura and her many skills par excellence.
Robert Cooper, CM
Artistic Director and Conductor, Orpheus Choir of Toronto and Chorus Niagara
Laura Adlers is well-regarded for her expertise in artist management and promotion. She has been involved in the choral music scene in Canada and has also worked with Latvian Youth Choir BALSIS and conductor Ints Teterovskis for many years. It was through Laura and Ints that I was commissioned to write a Mass setting for BALSIS and was able to travel to Riga for the world première in 2011. This proved to be a very fruitful endeavour, as I was able to meet with several Latvian composers. In addition, the Mass will be recorded by BALSIS and my music is now published by Musica Baltica / Edition Peters. Through Laura’s strong ability to foster communication and her connections with Latvian artists, I was recently able to meet with Latvian composer Peteris Vasks in Halifax. It is always a pleasure to work with Laura and I would highly recommend her to any cultural organization.
Composer and Composition Teacher at Acadia University – Wolfville, Nova Scotia
I have known and worked with Laura Adlers for over fifteen years and I can say with absolute sincerity that I have rarely met someone with such intense passion for the performing arts and such dedication to her clients. She is equally adept in the worlds of general management, publicity, marketing and grantsmanship, to name but a few of her gifts. Once Laura has made a commitment to a project, she is there 150%.
President, The Bobolink Agency
Laura Adlers is deeply dedicated to the promotion and management of both Canadian and international choirs and understands the importance of connecting international choral communities. Laura has been instrumental in raising BALSIS’ profile on the world stage. She has a wealth of experience in the field of arts management and I would not hesitate to recommend her to any arts organization.
Artistic Director and Conductor, Latvian Youth Choir BALSIS
Laura Adlers proved to be an excellent resource for the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Her broad knowledge of arts management, excellent writing skills, understanding of the granting process, and promptness were essential in the process of composing a successful grant application. I would recommend Laura to any arts organization!
Artistic Director, Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra
As Managing Director of group of twenty-seven, Laura went above and beyond the expectations of the position. Her detail-oriented approach to her work included forever seeking new ideas and ways to help our new chamber orchestra flourish. She excels at grant writing, long-term planning and networking, among other things, and her connection with people is always infused with a warmth that conveys her love for what she is doing.
Artistic Director, group of twenty-seven chamber orchestra
We were so pleased to have Laura Adlers as General Manager of Pax Christi Chorale. Laura had the energy and conviction to take the organization to a higher level with expertise in corporate fundraising, audience building, grant writing and publicity. What was really impressive was that her administrative work was fuelled by a true love of the music. She was in tune with the musical product she was promoting, and she didn’t hide her enthusiasm.
Artistic Director and Conductor, Pax Christi Chorale
Laura Adlers is an exceptional arts administrator, with a positive view of life and a knowledge of the national and international choral arena. As General Manager of the Amadeus Choir, Laura was a consummate professional, working with government and corporate funders, introducing new marketing strategies and implementing new office systems. She brought a steady and imaginative hand to the Amadeus Choir, coupled with a great sense of humour. We were very fortunate to have her with us as the Choir’s manager.
Dr. Lydia Adams
Artistic Director and Conductor, Amadeus Choir and Elmer Iseler Singers
Since joining the Toronto Latvian Concert Association in May 2006, Laura Adlers has been instrumental in changing the focus of the organization’s marketing strategy in order to reach a wider audience beyond the Latvian community. She has successfully implemented the plan over the course of the concert season with noteworthy results, including the creation of a new website and promotional materials and the development of a targeted publicity campaign. Laura is able to motivate others to work beyond their habitual comfort zones. She is a major asset to our organization.
Chairman, Toronto Latvian Concert Association