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  • The past really is a foreign country
    Robert Levine - Sep 16, 2014

    One of my favorite local public radio shows is Old Time Radio Drama on Wisconsin Public Radio. a show that consists of rebroadcasts of classic radio shows from the decades before television. We were driving home from the Twin Cities the day before Labor Day and caught some of the show as we came within

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  • Orchestras turned upside-down
    Robert Levine - Sep 12, 2014

    Diane Ragsdale is someone who thinks about our business in very different ways than do I; ways that I have sometimes believed were dead wrong and occasionally harmful. But she’s not wrong in her most recent post at ArtsJournal: In their article, Thinking About Civic Leadership, David Chrislip and Edward O’Malley convey that in the

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  • Symphonie Addictique?
    Robert Levine - Sep 9, 2014
    Robert Levine

    Normal Lebrecht recently linked to an article about a British documentary on addiction amongst orchestral musicians: Addiction is blighting the lives of many classical musicians as they grapple with performance anxiety and antisocial hours, a cellist has said. Rachael Lander features in a Channel 4 documentary that brings together classical musicians whose careers have been

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  • An Inextinguishable Power
    Zachary Preucil - Sep 11, 2014

    I was only ten years old on September 11th, 2001, yet I recall every detail of that day with arresting clarity: waking up to the brilliant blue sky; learning from a friend of the first plane crash, the news of which didn’t fully register with me as it marked the first time I’d ever heard

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  • Announcing Our Fall 2014 Webinar Series!
    Polyphonic Administrator - Sep 4, 2014
    Polyphonic.org Fall Webinar Series

    We are excited to announce our Fall 2014 Polyphonic OnCampus webinar series!  We have a great line-up of presenters, with topics ranging from crowdfunding to social media marketing to the wide world of music careers.  We hope you’ll join us for these engaging presentations and discussions and participate in our live Q&A sessions with the

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  • On Blogging
    Zachary Preucil - Aug 28, 2014
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    This September marks the two-year anniversary of my entry into the blogosphere. I began writing for Polyphonic soon after I began my graduate studies at Eastman in 2012, and have contributed regularly ever since. The experience of sharing my writing and receiving feedback has been as educational as it has been enjoyable, and as I’ve

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