Jazz Institute of Chicago

Association of Professional Orchestra Leaders

The membership of this organization—whose bands are heard at thousands of social, corporate, and charity events annually—includes most of the Chicago area's prominent and successful bandleaders. Guided by the APOL Code Of Ethics And Professional Standards, the organization encourages the highest values of professionalism and musical excellence. The APOL's monthly meetings serve as forums for the free exchange of matters of mutual concern to its members, including; music and musicianship, business practices, client and employee relations, sales and marketing, and new technology.