The Partial Observer
published an article of mine yesterday which examines some of the many fun classical music related quizzes and tests available free on the internet. They range in difficulty from novice through (very) advanced so there’s plenty out there for just about everyone.
I think you’ll be surprised at the depth and degree of subject material covered so it’s well worth your time to
stop by and give it a read. About Drew McManus "I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.
I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.
In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.
For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink. View all posts by Drew McManus | Website
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1 thought on “More Fun With Quizzes”
Thanks, Drew. I tried the one out that I thought would be quickest and found out that this (http://www.outofservice.com/music-personality-test/results/?complex=92&edgy=43&fun=33&energetic=18) is me, at least so it says. Among other things, I guess I’m a conservative liberal (or liberal conservative?), whoever that is—sort of an Archie Franken??
It was fun.