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  • Let’s Talk About Ethics & Compliance
    If your organization is about to embark on updating board governance materials, be sure to take a long look at your existing ethics and compliance programs. If you don’t have much along those lines, fear not, there are some excellent resources ...
  • Survey: How Did Changing Jobs Work Out For You?
    It is no secret that attrition and job turnover has plagued this field for decades. There are a host of reasons why that’s the case, but this article isn’t about that topic; instead, let’s learn more about what influenced the decision to change...

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  • Failing To Your Back Up Plan
    Harvard Business Review had a short piece about a study that found that having a back-up plan often undermines one’s motivation to succeed.  The interviewer specifically uses an example of having a back-up plan to an arts career in one her que...
  • Why Would We Not Want More?
    I frequently write about why arguing the benefits of the arts based on their instrumental value (e.g. improves economy or test scores) is a bad approach because it depends on an absence of a substitute which is effective at accomplishing the same end...

Neo Classical

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  • 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 ...
  • Indivisible, with Acknowledgement, and Justice for All
    Victory for Theater Musicians north of Washington, DC! Since 1938, the Olney Theatre Center for the Arts has elicited rave reviews and contributed greatly to the culture of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Over the years, the theater agreed to union...

 

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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...

non-divisi

  • 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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  • Large Schools vs. Small Schools
    Hi readers, Peter Tambroni here from MostlyBass.com doing a guest post for DoubleBassBlog.org.   I’m often asked about school suggestions for college-bound musicians. Many parents and students assume that a larger school with a well known ...
  • My Biggest Podcasting Screw-Ups
    On both the blog and the podcast, I’ve always taken the stance of making things as good as I can and then putting them out in the world without any apologies.  Nothing drives me crazy more than listening to a podcast and hearing the host immediate...

Brian-Dickie

  • Quick catch up on a busy week…….
    It has been one of those weeks - but here we go for a quick catch up. I was at Béatrice et Bénedict at Glyndebourne on Monday. It was a real pleasure to hear a couple of years go that...
  • Cubitt Sessions at King's Cross
    Sholololo company - Opêra Louise at Cubitt Sessions - Friday Aug 12 2016 I was back at King's Cross again both on Friday and yesterday for the last two performances of the free performances which are Cubitt Sessions - presented...
 

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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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