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  • #TBT Venture Event Manager Plugin Is Now Available At The WordPress Repository
    Granted, today’s headline is definitely a current event and while having the plugin available at the WordPress repository is a big step, it did bring to mind the past seven years of progress with The Venture Platform that led to this latest dev...
  • Time To Get Your GDPR On
    On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s (EU) new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations related to personal data collection will go into effect.  A quick google search will produce a wide range of sources capable of providing an overv...

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  • Respect The Authority of The Resource
    Hat tip to Nina Simon for calling attention to a post about how the Barnes Foundation is working toward changing their user experience. Even though the Barnes Foundation art collection was moved from a residential area to Philadelphia, efforts were m...
  • Have You Hugged Your Grant Panelist?
    Short post today because I just returned home after serving on a grant review panel for the state arts council. The deputy director of the council was reminiscing about the days in the not so distant past when the review process for the main grant pr...

Neo Classical

  • Yes, And. The Early Days Of A New Nonprofit
    After a few performances in the prisons over the last two years, it became clear we were bringing an entirely new and important conversation to the forefront. The conversations were never planned out. They consisted of sharing some music with prisone...
  • Your Orchestra Says It’s Progressive, Your Audition Requirements Say Otherwise
    There are many initiatives in the classical music industry to promote living, woman, and minority composers. You will see numerous festivals and special concert series devoted to supporting and promoting these composers. That is exactly what should b...

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  • Thanks for the Raise!
    Dear [Member of Congress], [As your constituent and] as a musician, union member, teacher, and middle-class income earner; I want to thank you for the work you did to bring H.R. 1625 to the President’s desk. Among the many agencies that will now of...
  • You can’t spell “Propranolol” without “LOL”
    My shoulders and rib cage tighten. My breaths become shallow. My mouth goes dry.  My arms, hands, and legs shake. Not only am I describing the minutes preceding a first date, but I’m also talking about what happens to my body when I’m pl...

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  • Diana Gannett’s String Winding Guide
    Former University of Michigan bass professor Diana Gannett has started to compile a chart of string windings and how to use those windings to ID a string. She is looking for additions, updates, and corrections. Please feel free to comment! The post D...
  • Fractional Size Basses with Kate Jones
    Kate Jones has put together a database of fractional size basses. The data was gathered from a number of bass makers. This is an awesome resource that will help many bassists! “…be passionate and protective when it comes to the size and ...

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Brian-Dickie

  • As good as it gets......
    © Tristram Kenton/ROH Eva-Maria Westbroek and John Tomlinson - Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk ROH April 2018 I was at the second performance last night of the sold out revival of Richard Jones' overwhelming production of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at...
  • In Handel's parish church
    It was a real delight to go to St George's, Hanover Square yesterday evening to hear a concert performance of Teseo, a rarity indeed although we did it hugely successfully in Chicago back in 2012! St George's was Handel's parish...

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non-divisi

  • 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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