Category Archive: Orchestras

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 Pan African Orchestra

Occasionally, I do random searches for Non-Western Orchestras and came across this piece, “The Orchestra in the African Context,” by Fred Onovwerosuoke (1999). I was curious about some of the claims, since I… 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

The Classical Music Crisis during the Great Depression

In a recent post I described how the Classical Music recording industry practically floundered during the Great Depression.  What was the live performing scene like?  Looks like it was pretty dismal.  Here’s a… Continue reading

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