Archive | December, 2006


Seeing Adaptistration

Although there's much to love about the MoveableType blogging platform, I do wish it were easier to embed photographs and graphics in articles. Quite often, I am unable to include a number of photos and graphics due to time and formatting constraints. As such, I've decided to create an online gallery for all of the photos used here at Adaptistration in addition to the mound that don't make it into the final cut. Think of it like Adaptistration bonus material... The gallery is located on the Adaptistration server under the subdomain: [...]
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Peering Behind The Curtain Of Pay-Per-Student Teaching

Back in October, 2006 system dynamics expert Bill Harris and I released a systems model that not only maps the lifecycle of a professional musician but it explores methods to improve the sustainability of the classical music business. One component of that model defined the growing demand for private teaching and recently, I ran across a blog entry from Chicago area bassist Jason Heath examining a little known, but important, issue that is a dynamic effect from the model Bill and I developed... Jason's article, entitled Tainting the Academic Waters with Pay-Per-Student [...]
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Back To Work

I hope everyone had some time to relax and enjoy the holiday season but now it is time to get back to business. I'm taking most of today to catch up on all of the email and phone messages that have stacked up over the past four days but starting tomorrow, the blogging begins in earnest. In the meantime, some readers took a moment to post some intriguing first hand observations from Atlanta about the ballet's 2006 Nutcracker production, which used a taped accompaniment instead of a live orchestra. Have you taken [...]
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I’m Off To Tuba Christmas – Chicago

You mean you don’t know what Tuba Christmas is? In a nutshell, it is a holiday celebration that takes place in hundreds of cities across the country… Literally, thousands of tuba and euphonium players come together to play traditional and contemporary Christmas carols in the spirit of the holiday. The Chicago area event will take place at 3:30 p.m., in the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 East Monroe Street – Grand Ballroom – 4th floor. This will be my first Tuba Christmas in the Chicago area so I’m looking forward to having […]

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