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  • You Can’t Make This Stuff Up
    “Remember that Elgar score you have with the composer’s original markings? Yeah, it’s hot and the police may want to have a word with you.” The 7/11/2018 edition of classicfm.com published an article by Maddy Shaw Roberts that...
  • Breaking Down The Elizabeth Rowe Complaint
    Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) principal flute Elizabeth Rowe is suing her employer “to recover over $200,000 in unpaid wages unequal to the pay of a comparable male musician.” We’re going to examine the bulk of her complaint on a ...

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  • 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 &...
  • Approaching Arts & Culture Experience With The Wonder Of A Child
    The NEA’s Arts Works blog had a post, Five Questions We Have about Visiting Art Museums, which I thought had some pretty good tips for interacting with art. The post was specifically aimed at families attending museums together and offered this...

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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  • 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 ...
  • Review: Postcards from Oslo by Dan Styffe
    I’ve been a big fan of Dan Styffe for years. In addition to serving as co-principal bass of the Oslo Philharmonic, Dan is a tremendous champion of new music for the double bass. He has commissioned pieces from composers like Rolf Martinsson, Fredri...

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  • 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...
  • Get Ready To Begin Paying For Google Maps Integration
    On July 17, 2018 Google’s new pricing structure kicks in for the use of Maps, Routes, and Places. You’ll be required to create an account and a billing profile. These changes are all part of the new Google Maps Platform. Good news is the ...

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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