I have an idea that will eventually save the classical music industry millions of dollars per annum. It came to me in a dream……. a beautiful dream………………
There is a cue that Orchestras could take from the audition process for musicians that can be applied to the hiring of management or even the recruitment of board members…..
Wow. We seem to have hit a low point when it comes to either ethics or morals (or both) in the classical music industry, and that’s really saying something. How about we start out 2013 with a short list of dos and don’ts for Boards, Adminstrations, and Musicians. Submissions welcome.
I would hate to start 2013 off on a contrarian note, but since that’s the way I ended 2012 why change now? Matter of fact, why not up the ante? Start the year on a high note? So my first target of 2013 is……. the New York Times. No, seriously, I don’t really have a [...]
“It was 20 years ago today, Sargeant Pepper taught the band to play!” Yes, those were the lyrics running through my mind Friday night as I watched the locked-out Minnesota Orchestra, under the direction of Edo de Waart, rehearse the 9th symphony of Beethoven. Uplifting, and depressing.
I was fully prepared to leave the Minnesota Orchestra posts to my partner in Blog Bill, and Drew at Adaptistration, but something I read really ticked me off!…..this is about attitude….
For weeks I have meant to sit down and write this particular blog. I have had the red line proposals from the Minnesota Orchestra administration for two months, and I have promised my blog mate Drew that I would be a part of a detailed analysis on the impact of these proposals and the implications [...]
It has been a couple of weeks since a copy of the red-line contract proposal from the Minnesota Orchestra admin to the players was given to me. Since then I’ve been busy with my own night job, various and sundry, and quite honestly it has taken this long for me to read some sections of [...]
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Bill Eddins is Music Director of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he currently resides in Minneapolis with his lovely wife Jen, a clarinetist, and their two boys...
Music Director of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta in NY and Principal Pops Conductor for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Ron Spigelman is an honors graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London...
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- It needs to be about CONTEXT not URTEXT!!!! May 26, 2010
- Minnesota – A Calamity in One Tragic Act December 3, 2012
- Bill’s Rules for the Industry January 14, 2013
- The Sinking of the Minnesota March 17, 2012
- Kill The NEA November 3, 2010
- Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue State May 10, 2013
- If It’s Broke, Don’t Fix It May 6, 2013
- From Sam With Love April 26, 2013
- An Open Letter to Norman Lebrecht April 17, 2013
- The Nuclear Option April 11, 2013
- Through the Looking Glass March 22, 2013