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Category Archive for 'Arts Advocacy'

Released Wednesday, November 16, 2011 The Summit Group is composed of representatives of a broad range of colleges, universities, and arts organizations across Central New York.  We have extensive experience in the arts, education, administration, and non-profit boards, constituting an invaluable brain trust in the formation of a new professional orchestra for the region.  We […]

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One important attribute of Hamilton College’s new Educational Goals (listed in my previous blog post and described here) that has not yet received much attention is their internal design.  There are various relationships between the Goals, and recognition and understanding of these will help students and faculty use them more effectively to develop a dynamic […]

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I just wanted to take a quick break from studying Mahler 1 to tell you how jazzed and amazed I am at the energy and excitement around the concert of the Syracuse Symphony Musicians tonight.  At rehearsals yesterday the musicians were so thrilled and moved that Hamilton is doing this, words seemed inadequate – what […]

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Orchestra as Metaphor

The crisis experienced in recent months by the Syracuse Symphony is unfortunately reflected in other places – Detroit, where the orchestra took a 23% pay cut after a six-month strike; Honolulu, which just inked an agreement with the musicians for a $30,000 salary (hardly a living wage in Honolulu); Louisville, where the board is pressuring […]

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The musicians of the Syracuse Symphony are vital cultural infrastructure crucial to the cultural vitality of all of Central New York, not only Syracuse itself. I personally find unacceptable the notion that this area cannot support a full time orchestra.

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