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Getting Back Into The Swing Of Things Following #NAMPC

#NAMPC 2015 was a fantastic conference and you can expect a round up post coming soon via ArtsHacker as a joint article with my co-presenter and ArtsHacker contributor, Ceci Dadisman. As for today, I’m in the normal sort of catch-up mode after being away at the brain etch-a-sketch shake that is a conference; as such […]

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back For Musicians And Airports

Just when it looked like it might be safe to dip a toe in the waters of airline travel, a recent incident involving the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and flutist Jessica Schmitz at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport should bring some old fashioned Jaws level anxiety back to the process. Norman Lebrecht detailed Schmitz’s account in […]

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Who Says The Arts Aren’t Influential?

Sure, our field does a fine job at handing out recognition awards internally but it is always good to see when groups outside the field identify arts administrators for recognition. To that end, Palm Beach Opera Director of Communications and ArtsHacker contributor Ceci Dadisman has been nominated as a 2015 Movers & Shakers of Palm […]

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The Airlines Strike Back

Apparently, it doesn’t matter how many laws are passed, orchestra musicians are going to get hassled over bringing instruments on board as carry-on baggage. The latest incident involved British Airways and the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), or at least three of its musicians. The 9/6/2015 edition of The Boston Globe published an article about a […]

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It’s Better To Be Busy Than Bored

The last few weeks have been busy. Extraordinarily. Busy. While that’s certainly no reason to complain yet it does prevent spending as much time feeding the blogging monster as I prefer. Nonetheless, much of the latest round of work is close to being wrapped up so in addition to some overscale negotiations, an institutional due […]

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