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  • The Ivory Ban – Important Instrument Travel Information
    Stephen Danyew - Apr 14, 2014

    From the League of American Orchestras: “The recent Obama Administration effort to increase restrictions on travel and trade in African Elephant ivory has placed a new focus on long-existing, but largely unimplemented permitting rules for international travel with instruments that contain endangered species material.”  The League has published a helpful webpage with very detailed information

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  • Millennial America
    Peter Sachon - Apr 8, 2014
    Reed Saxon/Assoc. Press

    Orchestras need to offer compelling reasons for millennials to make live symphonic music a part of their lives.  After all, millennials are the largest generation in human history, and at nearly 90 million people they will very soon make up the vast majority of our orchestras’ stakeholders, constituents, audience, staff members and supporters – and

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  • The League and Minnesota
    Robert Levine - Apr 8, 2014
    Robert Levine

    Drew McManus created a bit of controversy last week when he wrote: There’s a fascinating article by Lee Rosenbaum in the 3/27/2014 edition of her CultureGrrl column where she discusses the decision by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) to denounce one of their members for selling off key items from their collection in order

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  • It’s All in Your Head: The Untapped Potential of Mental Practice
    Zachary Preucil - Apr 24, 2014

    Lately, I’ve spent a fair amount of time on trains. In fact, I’m currently writing this from somewhere in eastern New York on hour nine of a tiring return to Rochester. I’m not just riding the rails for my health, of course (in fact, it has quite the opposite effect); some professional opportunities arose in

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  • The Perils and Pitfalls of the Success Status
    Zachary Preucil - Apr 17, 2014

    It’s April 15th as I write this, a day whose meanings vary significantly from person to person. If you are the average American, it is a day of numbers, sweat, and multiple calls to the IRS helpline; if you live in Rochester, New York, it is another day of bemoaning the stubborn endurance of winter

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  • Five Reasons Your Jury Isn’t Worth Stressing Over
    Zachary Preucil - Apr 10, 2014

    I think it is safe to say it: winter is over. Okay, so in Rochester we do still have some blackened snowdrifts lingering in parking lot corners, and yes, I did see a weather report that we’re supposed to get into the 20s again next week (!) but for the most part, the formidable season

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