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  • More on Dallas
    Robert Levine - Dec 3, 2014
    Robert Levine

    One of the things that mystified me about the Dallas situation was the involvement of the NLRB; generally disputes between the union and management over contract administration are handled through the grievance arbitration process. Not this one, apparently: The union intervened after a January incident in which DSO management suspended without pay an associate principal

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  • Stupid music director tricks, part the 11,347th
    Robert Levine - Dec 2, 2014
    Robert Levine

    Those handful of us in the orchestra blogging community can always count on some conductor, somewhere, doing or saying something really dumb to rescue us from having nothing to write about. Our latest benefactor is Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Dallas Symphony: Conductor Jaap van Zweden has won international praise for elevating the

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  • Update from the “Real World”: Musings of a Music School Grad
    Zachary Preucil - Dec 18, 2014
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    I know I’m succumbing to stereotype to say this, but it’s hard to believe how fast this year has gone by. It feels as though the seemingly endless polar vortexes of January and February transpired only yesterday, but now it’s the week before Christmas, and 2014 is preparing to make its exit. For me, this

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  • Thankful for Music
    Zachary Preucil - Dec 4, 2014
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    Those of you who follow me regularly will know that I am a co-founder of Musicovation.com, a mutlifaceted website dedicated to promoting “the positive news about music, for a change.” I know I bring it up quite a lot, but it’s not because I’m trying to brag about our work–I’m consistently inspired and encouraged by

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  • How do we save Classical Music?
    ThatViolaKid - Dec 1, 2014
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    Hi everyone, @ThatViolaKid here! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with delicious food and the warm presence of family and friends! I know I sure enjoyed it! Living in Manhattan and going to school at the Juilliard School is more than taxing for my body. It’s taxing on my emotions and my very

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