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Why classical music organizations should pay attention to the Tim Tebow Era

October 15, 2011

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Dear classical music organizations (especially struggling ones): I know this is an apples to oranges comparison overall, but don’t let that fool you into thinking the comparison is irrelevant: we should be watching the Tim Tebow Era with the Denver Broncos- an era that officially began this week- EXTREMELY closely. For the purposes of this […]

The Duke (University) of Music

March 25, 2011

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(If you like, click that link and listen while you read. I think it will enhance your reading of this.) How many of you out there enjoyed the heck out of the Arizona Wildcats bearing down and DESTROYING the Duke Blue Devils last night in the NCAA Basketball Tourney? I know I did, and I’m […]

The Fab Five

March 18, 2011

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( From a Wikipedia page edited in the year 2050 about The Fab Five: Classical) In the early part of this century, there were five teenagers (3 boys, 2 girls) from southern Texas who played the piano very well. Some of them grew up in the barrios of the border town of Laredo, others in […]

Melo-drama

February 21, 2011

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Perhaps you’ve heard the latest NBA news from Denver, Colorado: Carmelo Anthony has been traded to the New York Knicks. I’m hangin’ out at home tonight, and my Twitter timeline is absolutely EXPLODING with tweets from my local “tweeps” who’ve got lots of strong feelings about this trade. Some are heartbroken and devastated. Some are […]

My classical music Super Bowl commercial explained: we aren’t who they THINK we are

February 12, 2011

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(Hey there! For some reason, my blog theme is not letting me put spaces between paragraphs or use the tab function to indent the first line of a new paragraph, so I’m sorry if this is difficult to read. I admit to having bad grammar and poor punctuation usage, but I do know what a […]

My classical music Super Bowl commercial: Cooler than me?

February 11, 2011

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This past week, I posed this question on Twitter and on Facebook to classical music fans and haters alike: if you were given a thirty second or one minute commercial spot during the Super Bowl to promote classical music to the masses however you want to, what would your commercial be like? Well, here’s my […]

The miseducation of Josh McDaniels

December 7, 2010

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DISCLAIMER: I am not a journalist, nor am I a football expert. I am- gulp- a classical musician. But what makes leaders great either on/off the field or on/off the podium is very similar, so maybe there is something we can learn from each other. — Since Josh McDaniels was hired as the head coach/grand […]