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The 21st Century Musician Must Be a Jack or Jill of All Trades

November 21, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Alex Bender, a New York trumpet player, likens a career as a musician to a marathon, not a sprint. Career management and networking, he argues, are every bit as important to success as practicing or composing. “You have to . . . learn … » Read

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Tuning Up (?) for David Lang's Broken Orchestra Symphony

November 21, 2017 | Robert Edgerton, Musical America
On December 3, 400 musicians ages nine to 84 will gather in Philadelphia’s 23 rd Street Armory for a one-time-only concert that one participant has promised will be “a beautiful mess.” Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang … » Read

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University of Vermont Cuts Music Classes, Dept Chair Quits

November 21, 2017 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
The chairman of the University of Vermont department of music and dance has quit his position in protest to being asked to recommend what classes could be cut. UVM is attempting to reduce its $4 million shortfall on an annual budget of $110 … » Read

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A Lincoln Center Festival Farewell, from Its First Director

November 17, 2017 | John Rockwell, Musical America
The official announcement of the demise of the Lincoln Center Festival was not unexpected, ever since its director, Nigel Redden, was let go this summer. But it was still sad, at least for some of us, and provides an occasion for reflection on … » Read

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Arizona Opera Adds Venue for More Intitmate Fare

November 16, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The Herberger Theater Center, which is owned by the city of Phoenix, AZ, but operated by an independent nonprofit, is welcoming three new tenants for the 2018-2019 season. Although the Arizona Opera will continue to present three operas per … » Read

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Aussie Union Checks on Sexual Harrassment in the Arts

November 15, 2017 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Actors Equity of the Australian Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) is conducting an online survey of sexual harassment and bullying in the Down Under theater community. Final results will not be available until after November 17, … » Read

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