At the beginning of the month I wrote about the Anne-Sophie Mutter mobile phone kerfuffle and staked out a decidedly matter-of-fact perspective.
Fortunately, there are others out there looking to approach the topic from more of a productive outlook.
Case in point, violinist Holly Mulcahy gathered 10 such minds to provide positive thoughts, productive and creative ideas, and some hard truth realizations that go way beyond mere kvetching:
- Stephen Marc Beaudoin; Executive Director, The Washington Chorus (SMB has ideas and they are ready for road-testing!).
- Donato Cabrera; Music Director of the California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic (sticking it to the man).
- Ceci Grasso Dadisman; Arts Marketer, Nonprofit Communicator, and Public Speaker (why yes, we do need to get over our bad selves).
- Tiffany Feltner; Box Office and Database Specialist (her geofencing concept is genuinely intriguing).
- Daniel Hege; Music Director, Wichita Symphony and Binghamton Philharmonic, Principal Guest Conductor, Tulsa Symphony (respect goes a long way).
- Garrett Harris; columnist San Diego Reader and founding editor Classical Rebellion (there’s a hashtag for that).
- Tito Munoz; Music Director of Phoenix Symphony Orchestra (some real one-size-fits-none wisdom).
- Arleigh McCormick; Marketing & Public Relations Manager Wichita Symphony Orchestra (pedantic is as pedantic does).
- Sang Shen; Violin Pedagogue in San Diego and former section violinist with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (all about rule breaking done right).
- Scott Silberstein; Co-Founder/Executive Producer at HMS Media: “This is a time for more ‘could’ and less ‘should.’ Win-win opportunities are rare; let’s not throw this one away” (you can say that again).