Which Orchestra Has The Best 2021-2022 Slogan?

Even in non-pandemic times, coming up with a good slogan takes some work but I’ve been curious to see how groups are approaching this task as many are launching back into concert activity. Setting aside the gratuitous use of exclamation points, most are a variation of the following: [orchestra name] is back! The Music’s Back! Together Again The Wait Is Over! Get Ready! However, I did find Boston’s slogan rather clever: …

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Because You Never Know When The Prince of Wales Will Come To Your Concert

While discussion about musician stage dress, especially tuxedos, is nothing new that doesn’t mean the topic is stale. For example, most know that tuxedos have been a part of orchestra musician attire for a century, but how long has the tuxedo itself been around and why did orchestras adopt it? That critical point gets overlooked more often than not but violinist Holly Mulcahy decided to take a deep dive into the …

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The Status Of Required Vaccination Policies Among Nonprofit Performing Arts Orgs

The  Vax Policy Database has been gathering data since August 20, 2021 and it’s been adding new records daily. Over the holiday weekend, I added additional view to the database making it easier to see exactly which organizations require all stakeholders to be vaccinated, which provide all stakeholders except ticket buyers, which only require artist employees and staff, and the sliver that have a defined “no required vaccination” policy. At the …

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Happy Labor Day! Now Get Your Binge On

Take a moment to treat yourself today and get to learn about ins and outs of orchestra management from a humorous perspective by binge-reading all 157 episodes of  Who’s Minding The Score?, a satirical cartoon that provides a behind the scenes look orchestra life. It’s the ideal way to spend some of your Labor Day, really, just take a look at some of these characters…

And Just Like That, Comments Are Back

I’m very happy to say that a new solution for comments presented itself in less time than I initially anticipated so as of today, comments are back! Here’s what you can expect: In order to leave a comment, you will need to log in using a valid Google account. This is to prevent anonymous comments and reduce comment spam. Select the Google account you want to use for leaving a comment. …

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The Performing Arts Org Vax Policy Database

Find vaccination requirements by organization and sector along with policy links and a form to add your organization to the database.

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