Union Puppet Masters? They Don’t Have That Capacity.


It is a bit of a stretch to call recent events in the Minnesota Orchestra Association (MOA) lockout as developments. But in case you missed what transpired, here’s what you need to know: two representatives from each side met in order to see if engaging in discussions with fewer participants involved might bring about some positive change. Simply put, it didn’t; but what’s worth noting is in the aftermath, representatives from …

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NAMPC 2013 Overview & Presentation Slides

As always, the National Arts Marketing Project Conferences (#NAMPC) are always a treat to attend and the 2013 Portland conference was no exception. Far and away, the NAMPC events are genuinely upbeat, inspiring affairs and much, much different than just about every other service organization conference around. In fact, all of those other groups could learn a lot from how NAMPC creates such an enriching environment. Apparently, attendance was up a …

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It’s Veterans Day


Try to take a few moments to remember the reason for the holiday and remember that the single largest employer of full-time professional musicians is the United States Armed Forces. The United States Air Force Band The United States Army Band “The Presidents Own” United States Marine Band The United States Navy Band The United States Coast Guard Band

Off To Portland and #NAMPC

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I’m off to Portland, Or for the 2013 National Arts Marketing Project Conference (#NAMPC) where I’ll be taking place as a panelist for the Winning Websites: Optimizing The Patron Experience session. I’ll be participating on the panel alongside Opéra de Montréal Director of Sales and Marketing, Guillaume Thérien and moderator Ceci Dadisman, Palm Beach Opera’s Director of Marketing & PR. Here’s what you can expect via the official session description. Your website is not only …

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Concertmaster Frank Almond posted a thought provoking article on 11/6/2013 on the topic of women conductors. Written from his perspective of someone in the front row of orchestra musician trenches, he provides some much needed clarity on the topic. You may wonder what angle could possibly be missing from the avalanche of words spilled (and sometimes wasted) on what is rapidly becoming a tiresome dialogue (to me, anyway). Here’s a little …

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