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Fragmentation and Specialization: Video Game Music Orchestras

As any field grows in size and complexity, fragmentation and specialization inevitably happens. When orchestras first evolved there wasn’t any need to make a differentiation between an early music orchestra or a new… Continue reading

Anatomy of a Marathon Show: Deano’s Vino Restaurant and Wine Bar

I’ve been finding old photos (posted a few here last week) of the old “World Music and Dance Night” shows that il Troubadore used to do at Deano’s Vino (a wine bar and… Continue reading

Musicians with or without Day Jobs

In today’s edition of You’ve Cott Mail, there’s a piece which focuses on artists and their day jobs. The piece discusses the recent Arts Data Profile #3 by the NEA which surveyed 60,000… Continue reading

San Diego Opera, again…

In my piece “Opera: ‘I’m Not Dead’” post, i mentioned a guest post at Bill Eddins Sticks and Drones guest blog by Viswa Subarraman, conductor and Artistic Director of the Skylight Music Theatre… Continue reading

“King’s College Choir to Replace Trebles with Altos”

April 1, 2014 / For Immediate Release / Contact: Andy Doe / http://andydoe.com BEGINS King’s College Choir to Replace Trebles with Altos As a result of regulatory pressure, the Choir of King’s College Cambridge is… Continue reading

What American Chinese Opera can tell us about the US Classical Music “Crisis”

In a previous post I discussed how a number of professional and full time Chinese Opera theaters and companies folded during the Great Depression in the US and how all the work relief… Continue reading

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