The business model used by professional orchestras (and most nonprofits in general) is broken, and these types of organizations will begin to disappear if we don’t begin to include entrepreneurship…Continue
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I just finished reading a blog by Gerald Klickstein, author of the Musician's Way, regarding the importance of musician's building websites to promote and sustain their career. In the blog "Build a Website," Mr. Klickstein states "All musicians need websites to present their work to the world and build relationships with fans." While it is true that building a website can be…Continue
Are you enjoying live music this Christmas? Does a string quartet play in your church at midnight on Christmas Eve or have you attended a Messiah or Nutcracker performance? If so, consider thanking your local performing arts organizations with a financial contribution.
Let me explain why. Many…Continue
An NPR intern, Emily White, recently posted a blog on NPR confessing that she has never bought a single piece of music in her 11,000 piece library. Here is an excerpt from her post:
I never went through the transition from physical to digital. I'm almost 21, and since I first began to love music I've been spoiled by the Internet.
I am an avid music listener,…Continue
Let me start by saying Bravo to George Taylor, Carol Rodland and Phillip Ying for putting together an amazing array of recitals and masterclasses for the 40th Viola Congress at Eastman. If anything, I felt there was too much to see and do.
The Congress opened with a rousing performance of "Fanfare for the Common Man" (Copland/arr. Bergman) for viola choir. The performers were members of the Eastman and Beijing Viola Ensmbles. They played with great energy and the sound…Continue