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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”

0 Stephen Danyew
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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

0 Stephen Danyew
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

0 Tony Woodcock

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

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Music Commissions: How Much Do They Cost?

0 Stephen Danyew
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Ever wondered how much a 30 minute symphony might cost to commission from a composer? Or how about that 5 minute string quartet piece? Commissioning fees of course vary widely based on the size of the piece and the notoriety of the composer.  It is quite difficult to come up with price ranges for music

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An Orchestra Trying to Break Out of the Mold

0 Stephen Danyew
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The Philharmonic Orchestra of New York (PONY) is trying to reach new audiences and engage concert goers, and they are willing to try a whole host of innovations to see what resonates with listeners.  Films and $5 tickets are just two of the approaches that PONY is trying – read this article to learn more.

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Check Out This Great Listing of Upcoming Music Conferences and Events

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Looking to see a listing of professional conferences and events?  Looking for new professional networking opportunities? Check out this great list at Musical America – click here.

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The View from England re: Playing in an Orchestra

0 Ann Drinan

Recently Nathan Kahn, SSD negotiator, posted an article on ICSOM’s Orchestra-l list-serve that was published in The Guardian in February 2006 about why so many musicians are quitting their orchestra jobs for… According to Anna Price, the author, The money’s terrible, the stress is awful and the music is plain boring. No wonder so many

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Winter Issue of Symphony Magazine Now Available

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You can read the winter issue of Symphony Magazine here.  The issue contains a number of interesting articles including the following: Hyperlinked: Emerging classical artists embrace social media Music Alive: New models for embedding contemporary composers with orchestras – and communities How Can Orchestras Become More Diverse? Five African-America orchestra professionals in a roundtable discussion

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The Violinist: A Tale for Valentine’s Day

0 Tony Woodcock

It was dreadful. Just awful. But we had to walk that way to get to the best shops. Massimo Dutti, Boss, Armani and there was a deli…

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The League’s Five-Year Strategic Plan

0 Ann Drinan
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The League of American Orchestras recently announced their new five-year strategic plan. You can read an executive summary, an abridged version, or the entire plan by clicking here. The summary begins with a quote from Jesse Rosen, President & CEO: This plan was developed in a moment of great possibility. It builds on the momentum

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