Category Archive: Orchestra Reform

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

Orchestra 990 Database Project

I’d been meaning to blog about this especially given how often those of us who blog or talk about arts organizations and finances discuss economic issues in the field, but as a last… Continue reading

Negativity Bias and the “Classical Music Crisis”

Marketing consultant, Mark Schaefer, discusses how Negativity Bias can have a profound effect on how we perceive industries and businesses in a world of social media. He uses the recent #McFail incident to… Continue reading

The Classical Music “Crisis” and Millennials

I was reading a few posts about Millennials in Classical Music at Catherine Starek’s blog, Mezzaphonically Speaking, and it occurred to me that I haven’t spent as much time taking a look at… Continue reading

WPA Federal Music Project and the CWA’s contribution to Orchestras

In my post about the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) I took a look at how many orchestras were funded prior to the WPA Federal Music Project and the WPA Music Programs. During… Continue reading

School music programs should be teaching Mohammed Abdel Wahab rather than Ludwig van Beethoven

Fireandair had this to say in one of my recent blog posts about parochial nature of Western Classical Music: fireandair November 13, 2013 at 4:57 pm · Edit · Reply → Still thinking… Continue reading

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