Ever wonder how to define your perfect Music Director candidate?
Scott Freck, General Manager of the North Carolina Symphony, has lots of suggestions for doing just that. He passes along a warning from a colleague about avoiding “Anti-Last-Guy Syndrome,” and gives detailed advice about how to construct a survey that identifies what you want in your Music Director. The survey enabled them to define three categories of traits: the “Must Haves,” the “Would Very Much Like to Have,” and the “Not a Top Priority” items.
He then goes on to describe the research their Search committee did on the top candidates – all excellent advice if your orchestra is embarking on a Music Director search.Read More