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It’s Share Your Favorite Music Librarian Anecdote Day

Over the past few days, I’ve had several mutually exclusive conversations with colleagues about music librarians. In each instance, we exchanged anecdotes where a well-trained and experienced music librarian saved the day. By saved the day, I mean the librarian either prevented a major performance related disaster, saved the organization fistfuls of dollars, or accomplished something of profound artistic accomplishment. Each of the conversations was uplifting in its own way so I wanted to invite readers to leave a comment about a time in your career where a music librarian made a […]

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Leading By Example In Seattle

We’re going to do something out of the ordinary today in that this will be a purely promotional post. Specifically, I want to draw attention to the Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s (SSO) Music Beyond Borders: Voices from the Seven concert that took place on 2/8/2017. The concert is unique and worth special attention for a few key reasons: It tackles the high profile political issue of the immigrant ban head-on by programming music from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The concert was organized by the orchestra’s musicians and is free […]

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Trump: Get The F!ck Out

How Is the Immigration Ban Impacting Your Organization?

Since it was signed last Friday, President Trump’s recent executive order titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” has generated a significant amount of confusion throughout varying levels of Federal bureaucracy responsible for implementation. One section that impacts arts organizations and the communities they serve is the immediate ban on people hailing from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. The story is in a rapid state of development and although the initial implementation was supposed to bar legal residents with green cards if they traveled […]

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Plans To Eliminate NEA & NEH Raises Alarm And Inspire Ire

Ever since the news that the Trump administration plans to eliminate the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) became public knowledge, responses from inside and out of the arts community have been swift. There’s a list of reports from mainstream media that examine how much arts and culture contribute to the financial and civic health of metropolitan areas. NEA, NEH have poured millions into Wisconsin; tonemadison.com, Scott Gordon and Liz DiNovella Analysis: Cutting the NEA is first move to eliminate a free, open public realm; […]

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Trump On The Arts & Humanities: You’re Nothing But Waste

Happy Inauguration Day. Well, not really since it turns out the new President has adopted a position that the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities are a waste and has recommended both departments be eliminated in 2017. According to an article by Alexander Bolton in the 1/19/2017 edition of The Hill, the incoming President is planning to propose a budget that eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. “The Trump Administration needs to reform and cut spending dramatically, and targeting waste […]

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