#TBT We Need A Podcast About The Music Of Star Trek

Under the heading of music should be fun, today’s #TBT post is serving double duty. Not only will it highlight a post from the past but it’s going to tease an upcoming special event, and…spoiler alert…it’s Star Trek focused.

First up, let’s do the #TBT thing.

It’s nearly a decade old but every bit as clever and entertaining as when it came out: Star Trek II: The Opera.

Star Trek II:The Opera

Now for the teaser.

I’ve decided it is high time to do a one-off podcast but instead of talking orchestra management, it’s all about Talking Trek. Specifically, the music of Star Trek.

Everything from the television series to films in on the table. The guest list includes some of the hardest core Star Trek geeks I know from the classical music field. Stay tuned, more details and the guest list coming soon…

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.

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