Posts Tagged ‘musicalamerica’

Krzysztof Urbanski makes Berlin Philharmonic Debut

By Rebecca Schmid If Krzysztof Urbanski’s debut with the Berlin Philharmonic late last month should serve as any indication, this is a conductor whom we can expect to hear again soon at the Philharmonie. The young Polish native, quickly on the rise on the both sides of the Atlantic, presided over an all-Czech program on […]

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The DSOB breaks the Mold with Roussel and Honegger

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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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