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Reflections: An Interview with Polyphonic Senior Editors Ann Drinan and Robert Levine

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The Eastman School of Music launched Polyphonic.org in 2006, and over the last decade, Senior Editors Ann Drinan and Robert Levine have been instrumental to the success of the website.  Both are active orchestral musicians and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in the orchestra field.  Having written, edited, and facilitated numerous blog posts,

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Intersection’s “Key of Intensity”

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Intersection is a recipient of a 2015 Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research Grant.  In the post below, Intersection board members Robin Morgan and Craig Havighurst reflect on their innovative performance.  Founded in 2014, Intersection is a flexible contemporary music ensemble dedicated to challenging the traditional concert experience, exploring music of the 20th and 21st

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Announcing the Full Schedule and Guest Speakers! Paul R. Judy Center Conference – October 8, 2016

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Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research Conference | October 8, 2016

Join us in Rochester, NY for a one-day conference organized by the Eastman School of Music’s Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research!  The title of the conference is INNOVATE. LEAD. MUSIC. and the day will focus on examining creativity, leadership, and vibrancy in today’s most innovative ensembles and organizations.  Registration will open in July,

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The Poly Awards: Celebrating Polyphonic Contributions

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As we continue to celebrate Polyphonic writers and content this month, we are pleased to present….(drum roll)…The Poly Awards!  The first ever Poly Awards contains some lighthearted awards that we think are a fun way to highlight Polyphonic’s content and contributors throughout the past decade. The Poly Award for Best Blog Title: Orchestra Saved from

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Charlotte Symphony Brings Concert Into the Streets to Tell Shakespeare’s Timeless Tale

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The Charlotte Symphony is the recipient of a 2015 Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research Grant.  In the post below, the orchestra reflects on their collaborative, multidisciplinary program “Romeo & Juliet.” On May 20 & 21, 2016, the Charlotte Symphony (Charlotte, NC) teamed up with Charlotte Ballet, UNC-Charlotte School of Arts + Architecture, and

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The 20 Most-Viewed Polyphonic Posts & Articles of All Time!

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As we celebrate Polyphonic.org content and contributors during the month of June, below is a list of the top 20 most viewed posts and articles from the past 10 years. Take a few moments to explore this popular content! #20 – Musicians and Home Office Tax Deductions by William Hunt, March 2007 #19 – Cavalcade

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Celebrations and Reflections: Polyphonic.org in the Next Decade

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Greetings. June has traditionally been a time of both celebration and reflection for those of us involved in education. Celebration of successes past, the new opportunities awaiting our recent graduates, the memories of outstanding musical performances and scholarship, and most importantly of the many relationships that we have developed as artists and learners. Reflection focuses

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Houston Symphony Hiring a Community-Embedded Violinist: May 23 Deadline to Apply

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If you are a violinist looking for a full time position that includes playing in a professional orchestra and doing a lot of community outreach work, check out this opportunity with the Houston Symphony: The Houston Symphony will hire one full-time, salaried Community-Embedded Musician (violin) for the 2016-17 Season whose primary role is to be

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League of American Orchestras Conference to Explore “The Richness of Difference”

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The League’s annual conference will be held June 9-11, 2016 in Baltimore, MD and the theme this year is “The Richness of Difference,” with multiple sessions focusing on diversity and inclusion in orchestras.  Visit the conference website here to view the full schedule, registration information and more.  Musicians from League member orchestras who do not

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Save the Date! Paul R. Judy Center Conference – October 8, 2016

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Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research Conference | October 8, 2016

Join us in Rochester, NY for a one-day conference organized by the Eastman School of Music’s Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research!  The title of the conference is INNOVATE. LEAD. MUSIC. and the day will focus on examining creativity, leadership, and vibrancy in today’s most innovative ensembles and organizations.  Registration will open in July,

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League Announces Five Recipients of The Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service

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The League of American Orchestras has selected five exemplary orchestra musicians to receive The Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service. A new program made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund, the awards celebrate orchestra musicians and the essential work they do in their communities. The award recipients and their orchestras are:  Penny Anderson

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The Land of the Brave

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With all the talk swirling around about immigration, building walls and expelling millions of people from the US, I thought…

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