What do “Orchestra Newcomers” Like and Dislike about the Concert Experience?

You may have seen the recent article by the California Symphony about their "Orchestra X" program that engaged "orchestra ...
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Events to Check out at the CMA Conference – January 12-15

If you are in New York City, or plan to be there for the Chamber Music America National Conference January ...
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Looking Ahead, and Looking Back

As the end of the year draws closer, now is a great time to look back at 2016. Did you ...
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ComposeMilwaukee: Connecting Generations by Creating New Music

Supported in part by a grant from the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research at the Eastman School of ...
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Thinking Long Term

A young musician once asked an established, entrepreneurial musician a great question: "What do you think is the biggest mistake ...
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Spotlight on Innovation: Groupmuse

If you don't know much about Groupmuse, or haven't checked them out in a while, take a few minutes to ...
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Who is Your Customer?

Well, Black Friday 2016 and Cyber Monday 2016 are now passed, but this still seems an opportune time to think ...
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How to Make Your Own Luck – 3 Tips

Do Great Work. Focus on your craft - whether that means performing at the highest level with your ensemble, ...
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What Makes Your Work Different?

Are your concerts just like everyone else's? Are your compositions or arrangements? Is your improvisational style? Your teaching? If not, ...
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Remember Why You Got into This Music Thing in the First Place

When we face challenges, when being an artist or musician or teacher or freelancer is hard, we should remember why ...
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