Get Your Listen On

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If you’re of a certain age, you might remember listening to Karl Haas’ Adventures in Good Music radio program. His program helped inspire generations of new classical music fans thanks to using one the medium of radio, which allowed him to reach people who wouldn’t normally have an opportunity to learn about classical music. If you aren’t familiar with the program, here’s a tribute article I wrote shortly after his passing …

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San Antonio Symphony Begins To Triage Their Future

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Now that the San Antonio Symphony (SAS) has made it past the darkest hour and are firmly headed toward the dawn, the stakeholders are now free to triage the next wave of challenges. The 1/20/2018 edition of the San Antonio Express-News published an article by Deborah Martin that takes a very detailed look at what the organization has accomplished and some of the challenges that lie ahead. Here’s an overview of …

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#18NTC Session Save The Date: April 11, 2018

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When it comes to building a new website or selecting a CRM/ticketing provider, you can craft a Request For Proposal (RFP) capable of producing solutions you need…or just set your money on fire. Choose wisely because you only get one shot. Having said that, writing a RFTP capable of getting what you want, and what you need, is a daunting task. To that end, I want to help you and your …

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Busy, Busy, Busy

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It’s been a whirlwind week thanks to approaching the finish line for a major project (which I’ll be writing about shortly after it’s complete). As such, my original idea for today’s post will have to wait and instead, I wanted to point out a few items of note. First up is some dark news from Venezuela where reports indicate the government is beginning to truncate el Sistema by way of consolidating …

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#TBT What Your Audition Rep Says About Your Orchestra

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Holly Mulcahy published an article recently that questions whether standard audition repertoire aligns with contemporary strategic visions. “…how sincere is it to say your orchestra actively promotes outreach and diversity, new music, and gender equality when your orchestra lists only dead white male composers on the audition repertoire requirements?” The subject of orchestra musician auditions is a sure fire topic for attention. Regardless if you’re a musician, administrator, board member, or …

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