Posts Tagged ‘musicalamerica’

The DSOB breaks the Mold with Roussel and Honegger

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

By Rebecca Schmid Given the range of works across the classical repertoire, one wonders how the same Brahms and Beethoven warhorses continue to dominate programming, especially in the midst of constant debate about how to keep the art form lively. The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin manages to prove an exception. An evening of Honegger, Franck, Roussel […]

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Who Should Write Program Notes?

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

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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Do We Need ASCAP/BMI Licenses?

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

By Brian Taylor Goldstein Hello Law and Disorder, We have met numerous times at conferences, (I love going to your sessions!) and you have been very helpful with questions about our presenting contracts. We also rent our facility and I now have a question about that side.  We recently received a letter from BMI stating […]

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Can I Fire My Board Members?

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

By Brian Taylor Goldstein Dear Law and Disorder: Many years ago I founded a successful non-profit dance company. Over the years, we have continued to grow by adding board members, increasing donations, and critically acclaimed performances. However, my current board has become too invasive. In the past, I have always given them reports about the […]

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Is It Dangerous to Cross Over Too Soon?

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: I am a parent of a very serious pre-college classical instrumentalist who has professional aspirations. Recently, she was offered a possible opportunity to perform and record with a singer-songwriter friend who has just signed a contract with a major agency and whose eclectic […]

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Exceeding the Limit on the Freeway

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: I have been working for the past five years as an assistant in the admissions office of an American conservatory. I would like to embark on a new direction – perhaps artist management or artistic administration at an orchestra. I know some people […]

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Ten Do’s and Dont’s of Career Building

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: In this fast paced changeable world we live in, we artists feel like a little boat in a vast ocean, many times lost and orphans of good guidance. A wonderful legacy, and a practical one from an accomplished pro like you, would be […]

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Finding Your Unique Path to Success

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. It has been pointed out to me that in my column last week, I inadvertently misspelled the name of the author of an article entitled “Being a Professional Chorister” which appeared on Laura Claycomb’s website. His correct name is Martin L. Poock. My apologies to […]

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Telling the Truth about Injuries

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Congratulations to Patricia Goodson who is Third Prize winner of the Ask Edna First Anniversary contest, affording her a free review of her resume. I am grateful to all of you who submitted questions and will be answering many of them in the coming months. […]

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Twilight of the Machine

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

By James Jorden Revelation comes in the strangest places. Like, for example, I had this eventual moment of clarity about what it was that went wrong in the Lepage Ring, and what do you think sparked it? Of all things, last night’s performance of Ernani at the Met. 

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