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Time To Binge Read ‘Who’s Minding The Score?’

It has been 21 months since Paul Dixon inked the final entry in his weekly cartoon Who’s Minding The Score?, which chronicles the behind the scenes governance of the fictional Ft. Fitzer Philharmonic (FFP). Although it may come across as using absurdist humor to parody the complex issues related to contemporary orchestra governance, anyone with […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone will have the time today to enjoy a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving with family and friends. If you have a bit of extra time today, swing by Adaptistration Jobs and for all of our non-US readers: get back to work! (but not too hard)  ;)

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Whoever Said Musicians Are Lazy Never Met This Guy

Here’s a little something today for anyone looking for some good news. National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) principal trombone, Craig Mulcahy, recently underwent rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder which will leave him without the use of that arm for anywhere from three to six weeks. Although that’s usually enough to get any good musician […]

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Is Your Group Doing Something For Black Friday?

The onslaught of Thanksgiving shopping days are at hand: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. By this time last year, my inbox was flowing with promotional offers from performing arts organizations but this year is a comparative trickle which makes me wonder if the timing has shifted or if arts groups are scaling […]

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A photo of Jim  c.1962  from an article in the Univ. Of Richmond newspaper announcing his year sabbatical to study  at Harvard as a Danforth grant recipient.

A Sad Day: James Erb Has Died

James (Jim) Erb, founder of the Richmond Symphony Chorus and well known for choral arrangements, passed away on 11/11/14 at the age of 88. I consider myself fortunate to have crossed his path and enjoy some one on one time with him over the course of a several years when my wife, Chattanooga Symphony and […]

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