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  • All About Negotiations
    Last May, we examined some new capacity at Adaptistration which provides the ability to package several articles on related content into an easy to find resource. Fortunately, metrics made it easy to determine what readers are looking for and for the...
  • Why Yes, Genuine User Endorsements Do Exist
    Every now and then, a fun project falls in your lap and last fall, I had the pleasure of shooting a promo video for the email client I use, Postbox. They ended up shooting the entire thing on-site in my office and talking shop with the Postbox Founde...

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  • Info You Can Use: Success May Result In Reduced Donations (Big MAY)
    I was surprised by a recent piece on Non-Profit Quarterly reporting the results of a recent study finding that the more successful an arts organization was in attracting an audience, the more donations will decline.  The theory the researchers had w...
  • What Oskar Said
    The keynote speaker for the recent Arts Midwest conference was Oskar Eustis who is current artistic director at the Public Theater.  Tweets in reaction to his speech have been Storified if you want some insight. A lot of what he spoke about centered...

Neo Classical

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  • Extend a Hand, but Move Your Feet
    It’s Labor Day in the United States, and whether or not you’re a member of an American Labor Union, you’ll probably hear some familiar phrases today. Thanks to those who fought to make the American workplace what it is today̷...
  • Going Confidently in the Direction of Her Dreams
    “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau When you’re a musician, there are many directions to take your career. You can perform by yourself, or you can perform with ...

 

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  • Big News Out Of New York This Morning
      New York’s WQXR is a leading radio station in the classical music world, so when they make big changes, people tend to notice.  This morning marked the beginning of a big shift when it comes to the organization’s content and the d...
  • Playing Chicken With A Hornet’s Nest: A Follow-Up About Opera
    This post brought to you by the Department of “That Escalated Quickly!” I’m not sure where to begin, other than to say that this is a post I’ve been mulling over for a while.  My previous post, in which I called for an end to...

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  • Shameless Self-Promotion Dept.
    Many people know I’m extremely fortunate to play on an incredible violin that’s gained even more notoriety over the past couple of years. One of the numerous challenges after it was stolen was to try and pick up where I left off artistic...
  • My Endless Summer
    In 1979 I was 15 years old and not sure I wanted to play the violin anymore; I was in my hometown of San Diego coming off a hiatus of about a year or so. The only reason I was hanging in was because I’d just started with a new teacher who someh...
 

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  • Free Downloads!
    Hi readers, Peter Tambroni here from MostlyBass.com. For the next 48 hours I’m offering two freebies! My book –  “An Introduction to Double Bass Playing” An arrangement for bass quartet of  Tchaikovsky’s “March from The...
  • Nina DeCesare on injuries, auditioning, and George Vance
    Nina DeCesare‘s creative musical quest is inspiring. First, she won the 14 and under International Society of Bassists solo competition. Then she won it again for the 15-18 division. She studied at Rice University, Tanglewood, and Domaine Forge...

Brian-Dickie

  • Schola Cantorum of Oxford in London
    Schola Cantorum of Oxford and James Burton, September 20 2016 The Schola Cantorum of Oxford ended their September UK tour in London on Tuesday evening - in the superlative acoustics of St Peter's Church, Vauxhall. And what a pleasure it...
  • Violoncello da spalla
    Sigiswald Kuijken with his violoncello da spalla I had a lovely evening at the Garrick yesterday with friends from Montréal, Christiane Leblanc of the Montreal International Music Competitions, and her husband Jean Claude Baudinet, in London for a s...
 

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SticksandDrones

  • GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM
    Well, it’s happened. You’ve squandered another perfectly good practice session by reading this blog. The good news is that it’s the last time you’re going to be able to blame me for missing that F sharp 9 diminished arpeggio,...
  • CODA. MY LAST POST…FOR NOW
    The height of your success is determined by the depth of your foundation.. To wrap up what has been a fantastic opportunity to explore ideas, to have heated and deep discussions and some real fun, I first have to thank Drew McManus (Adaptistration) f...

Lynn Harrell

  • Cello Perspectives With WFMT
    I had the pleasure of participating in WFMT’s cello month, which is planning to broadcast Songs My Father Taught Me on January 31st at 10:00 PM Central Time.  Noel Morris published a lovely piece about everything at the WFMT blog, which incl...
  • Thank you, Henri.
    Henri Dutilleux has died. His work as a musician and composer is, and like Stravinsky, will remain a pinnacle of accomplishment from our time; and given how long his creativity lasted, it is fair to say his achievements span multiple generations. I h...
 

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