A Mess Of Our Own Design

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Douglas Rosenthal published an article on 8/1/2016 that tackles the difficult topic of sexual harassment inside the orchestra field. Although the topic is always bound to make some uncomfortable, it is difficult to deny that our field has a track record of making things worse than it needs. This is due to a lack of adopting practices designed to make sure all employees understand the institution’s key HR policies and procedures …

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“It’s Smart, It’s Delicate, And It’s Diplomacy At Its Finest”

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It is heartening to see the US Armed Forces actively push back against the proposed amendment from Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), and co-sponsors Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN), to gut military music programs by cutting their funding. In addition to a host of public statements from military and civilian leaders inside every branch of service and the Department of Defense, the United States Air Force (USAF) went …

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