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  • Desert Island Culture Blogs
    I’ve been reading culture blogs for more than 15 years and while it’s normal for most to cycle in and out of my regular reading routine, a few have remained constant. I like to think of them as my desert island culture blogs. No matter wh...
  • It’s Thursday. Still Sick.
    I’m still under the weather and need to take a bit more time to recuperate. While I’m sorry the residency at Fredonia State University of New York had to be bumped by this, I am grateful we were able to reschedule a time for September, 20...

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  • Can Your Organization Afford Empathy?
    For about a month now I have been pondering a post Seth Godin made about the limits of empathy and how it might apply to customer relations in an performing arts setting. In the context of a customer who wants a refund on a car purchase after a broke...
  • Knight Fdn Looks To Fund Technology Connecting People With Art
    A heads up to people who have, (or know people with), innovative ideas using technology to connect people with arts and culture, the Knight Foundation is looking for project ideas via the Knight Prototype Fund. Unlike some of the other projects the K...

Neo Classical

  • 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...
  • Why Are You Here?
    Sometimes the simplest of questions are the deepest. “Why are you here?” was asked at a prison recital last month. The prisoner wanted to know why performers would come to such a place when we could be anywhere else. But that question meant more ...

Who's Your Audience?

  • When Classical Music feels like the Wild West
    Happy Blogiversary! This article marks two years since the launch of “Who’s Your Audience?”. It’s been an interesting way to put my thoughts to paper…er, computer screen. There have been a variety of issues covered, and my approach has ...
  • 4 Things I’d Love to Not Hear in 2018
    The Best and Worst Moments of 2017 have been decided. The Resolutions of 2018 have been made and, with few exceptions, will be broken in the coming days. We’ve all opened up to the first day of our “365 Adorable Pugs” daily desk calendars. ...

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  • BASS2018 LUCCA
    The 6th European Biennial Double Bass Congress & Festival is taking place in Lucca, Italy.  Find out more here. The post BASS2018 LUCCA appeared first on Jason Heath's Double Bass Blog.
  • 2018 Chicago Bass Festival
    Registration is now open for the 2018 Chicago Bass Festival! There will be clinics and masterclasses from members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera, Milwaukee Symphony, and more! Find out more at www.bassfest.mya.org. The post 2018 Chica...

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  • Try This Tip – Expand Your Audience
    If you work for a small organization, here is an easy method to build up your website traffic. Using my preferred term, it’s an opportunity for you to build brand dimension—easily creating compelling content and getting eyeballs on your activity....
  • Breaking Up With Adobe
    It’s not you, Adobe. It’s me. You see, I am a long time Adobe software user. I started using the institutional licenses in school at the University of Missouri, and Adobe Creative Suite 3 was one of the first pieces of “pro” software I ever p...

Brian-Dickie

  • Finals!
    And so we have got to the end of this wonderful competition in Izmir with the finals in the University division on Wednesday and the Young Professionals (up to the age of 33) last night. And that was really night...
  • A day at Pergamon
    The Theatre at Pergamon - 2 pm Tuesday 13 February 2018 We jury members had a magical day at Pergamon yesterday, in glorious sunshine. The kindness and generosity of the organisers of the Izmir competition know no bounds. And as...

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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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