It’s As Though You Were In The Room

QuickTime videos from January’s American Orchestra Summit, including my session, Thinking Outside the Box: Organizational Structures and Strategies, are now available at the Summit website. Based on the segments I’ve watched, it looks like the sessions are presented unedited and although the sound can be a little soft, video quality is good and offered in large dimensions. The summit produced some intriguing discussions; in particular, my session touched on the dynamic impact of Cleveland Orchestra’s Miami residency (which pops up around the 48:00 mark in the video)…

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Stepping On Some Toes

My overall impression of last week’s American Orchestras Summit was quite positive. All in all, the unique setting and absence of traditional host influence resulted in a noticeably different, and constructive, atmosphere for most discussions. I also appreciated the fact that as a panelist and a member of the audience, the room was well lit so everyone could easily see one another. Accordingly, there was one distinct point during my panel …

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Appearing Live On Detroit’s WRCJ Today

It will be my pleasure today to join WRCJannouncer Chris Felcyn today sometime between 2:30-4:00 ET to discuss the recently concluded American Orchestras Summit in Ann Arbor. In addition to the Summit, I’m certain we’ll chat a bit about the business of orchestras in general as well some issues relevant to Detroit. Local listeners can tune into 90.9 FM or you can listen online here. If possible, I’ll post some audio from the program or link over to something on demand. Chris is an intriguing host and I’m sure it will be a fascinating discussion. Note to Weekly Email Summary Subscribers: this week’s newsletter will go out on Saturday instead of today

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Tentative Seattle Agreement and Summit Live Blogging Day 2

The Seattle Symphony and their musicians have reached a tentative agreement. The new agreement, which has yet to be ratified by the musicians, will last 23 months over the course of three seasons and contains some very unique elements (although not entirely unprecedented for the Seattle Musicians). As I’m invovled with the American Orchestra Summit Day 2  (I’ll post Twitteresque updates again through the day if possible) and giving a lecture/Q&A …

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Live Blogging From The American Orchestras Summit

Throughout the course of the day, albeit with an interruption during session from 11:30am – 12:30pm ET, I’ll be doing my best to post thoughts and observations from today’s sessions at the American Orchestras Summit (full schedule). Keep an eye on the following update time stamp to keep track of new notes

Last Updated: 3:45pm

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