Archive for the ‘Arts Administration’ Category

The Art of Booking

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. If you ask anyone in the artist management business how things are going these days, they will tell you that everything seems harder than it used to be. Some concert series have ceased to exist or have been significantly cut back, a number of orchestras […]

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Taking the Next Career Step

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. I have always had great admiration for people who stay in the same job for long periods of time and who feel no need for change because they are presented with regular opportunities for learning and growth along the way. Typically they are in an […]

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Who Should Write Program Notes?

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Congratulations to Mollie Alred of Sciolino Artist Management who won a $25 gift card for submitting the following question Dear Edna: As a manager of classical musicians, I have the opportunity to work with many different presenters. No matter the type of presenter, size of […]

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Job Hopping

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: Although my question is more of a general workplace question than a musical one, I am writing in recognition of the many years you spent at the helm of an artist management agency in hopes that you will give me an honest reaction […]

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Pursuing Two Careers Simultaneously

   by Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: I am a composer, recently graduated with two Masters degrees, and I have chosen the administrative route for a small and ambitious organization. In your earlier column entitled “Overqualified and Underemployed”, you rightly wrote that many connections can be made working in […]

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Gateways to Jobs in Arts Administration

by Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: I hope you won’t mind a slightly different question from those you have been answering so splendidly and thoroughly in your excellent columns, asked by one of your former colleagues and longtime friends. I come from a small town in the United Kingdom. […]

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Crossing Over to the Other Side

By Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: I read your blog regularly and am happy that you welcome questions from people of all ages and all corners of the arts world. I have worked in the orchestra sector, in the area of arts administration, for the past seven years. I […]

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A Möst Rewarding Partnership

By Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. In March of this year, I was invited to speak to a wonderful group of arts supporters in Pasadena, California, by the name of Metropolitan Associates. They were interested in hearing about my career in artist management and in having the opportunity to ask questions […]

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Overqualified and Underemployed

by Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. A note to my readers: The question below is a long one. I asked the writer to condense it, which she did, but after reading that version, I felt that the poignancy and impact of the original message were significantly reduced. I suspect that […]

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Breaking Through the Wall

by Edna Landau Dear Edna (wise sage of the management world): I was hoping you could give me a little insight into manager best practices. It increasingly feels like orchestras want to deal solely with big management. The more I look at the season lineups, the more it seems they look to only one or […]

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