There’s a thoughtful post from Joe Patti that goes a long way toward reminding us about the serious repetitive text syndrome problem that exists through most nonprofit performing arts fields.
Patti’s article highlights sound bites related to education efforts and I wholeheartedly agree that’s one area where repetitive text syndrome is at its worst.
Here are a few more that seem to so frequent, :
“Each year [ORCHESTRA NAME] inspires, engages, and enriches [INSERT NUMBER] area students.”
– Every US orchestra
“We believe music education programs are a pillar of our mission and are proud of our work building the next generation of musicians and music lovers for more than [INSERT NUMBER] decades.”
– From an orchestra that hasn’t seen an increase in attendance since 1998
“If only our business could learn to communicate more like orchestra musicians, we’d be more profitable.”
– Biz Exec right before hiring Music Paradigm
“Orchestra should be more business minded.”
– Same Biz Exec after joining the local orchestra’s board
“The [ORCHESTRA NAME] is committed to serving every neighborhood and community throughout the city…”
– Big Budget Orchestra
“We don’t have the resources or the energy, or whatever it is, to slot ourselves into a logical relationship with the [INSERT MINORITY] community.”
– Former CEO of the very same Big Budget Orchestra
What else would you add to the list?