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  • So Funny. So Dark.
    Given the flood of somber headlines this week, I wanted to intentionally post something light because we could all probably use a smile about now. Last May, I pointed out the @ArtsAdminsSay twitter account and since then, it…has…exploded in popu...
  • #19NTC – Time To Get Your Proposal On
    You can now submit a session proposal for the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference which takes place March 13 – 15, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. Whether you’re a longtime presenter or are new to the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) community ...

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  • They Can Give The Arts ESP? Sign Me Up!
    You may not have caught it last week when the Knight Prototype Fund announced awards for the development of technology to support the arts. Of the twelve projects, four are focused on helping people interact and receive information about visual arts....
  • Artists Don’t Have Poor On The Brain
    For some reason recently I seem to be writing a lot about how money and external rewards/punishments don’t seem to motivate creative professionals. I saw the topic come up again just last week in an opinion piece on Artnet.com (scroll down to &...

Neo Classical

  • Just Stop It With The “No, Because!”
    If you are in the arts business, especially orchestra business, chances are you have come across a moment or a meeting where you hear the words: “no, because.” There may have been a great idea, a creative way to do something, but the knee-jerk re...
  • Comp Tickets Are Not Cocaine
    I’m not a huge fan of the complementary (comp) tickets in the classical music industry. Handing out comps tells an audience that the years of work I put into my craft is essentially value-less. Being a professional musician means fighting that stig...

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  • Armed Forces Salute
    Here in Washington, DC, we have access to so many cultural institutions when we want a night on the town. Everything at the Kennedy Center, lots of other theaters, jazz venues, orchestras, recitals, choruses, all the museums…We also have the i...
  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018
    Are you eligible to vote in the USA on Tuesday, November 6, 2018? Do you know where to vote? Do you have an upcoming primary election? Do you still need to register to vote? Even if you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that the el...

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  • Beethoven Horn Sonata – Joseph Conyers
    performed by Joseph Conyers (Philadelphia Orchestra assistant principal bass) and Steve Sanders (piano) at the 2018 Golden Gate Bass Camp on June 21, 2018  The post Beethoven Horn Sonata – Joseph Conyers appeared first on Jason Heath's Do...
  • How to commission a piece in 2018
    The changing landscape of double bass repertoire Back when I was learning the double bass, new music for the bass was a pretty quiet landscape. Sure, there were a few composers pushing the envelope and writing interesting music for the bass. We also ...

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  • Persuasion (Conversion) Made Easy
    There’s a terrific article from Lyndon Cerejo in the 7/17/2018 edition of Smashing Magazine that examines a very keep it simple approach to persuading website visitors to conversion. Cerejo reviews what he calls the stages of a persuasion funne...
  • Your Contract May Not Provide Cover From Music Covers
    Copyright and intellectual properties rights are important considerations in the arts and culture industry. The industry strives to expand the awareness and exposure of creatives, but often either intentionally or inadvertently fall short when it com...

Brian-Dickie

  • What a hot week!
    Imogen Malfitano (Adina) and José Sacin (Dulcamara) in L'elisir d'amore July 14 2018 I have been in Caltagirone, Sicily since last Sunday at the Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival. It has been mighty hot and very exhausting, sessions with singe...
  • A new opera that works!
    Acknowledging the "rapturous applause" 10:05 pm July 5 It is great to go to the world premiere of an opera and feel that the whole thing "works". This is The Skating Rink. The story is strong and the narrative is...

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  • Hiatus
    I love writing for nondivisi and have cherished the opportunity to do so, however sporadic the content and quality have been. But with a heavy heart I must inform you that nondivisi is now on indefinite hiatus, due to a serious illness within my imme...
  • 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...

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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