A Guide to Orchestra Governance
Family and Medical Leave Act
This paper explains the impact the final regulations of the Family and Medical Leave Act have on symphony orchestras. It examines and answers two questions raised by the FMLA: what constitutes a workweek for employer-coverage purposes, and how are work hours calculated for employee-coverage purposes? Prepared by Ginsburg, Feldman & Bress, Chartered.
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Facing the Maestro
This revealing survey of audition repertoire is your guide to the musical excerpts that leading American music directors use to select the finest musicians. It features more than 300 orchestral works categorized by instrument, frequency of request, and composer. An additional listing of musical sources serves as a guide to getting scores and parts for each work. Find out how leading orchestras find leading musicians! Compiled by Catherine Akos, Marshall Burlingame, and Jack Wellbaum.
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Composer in Residence: Meet The Composer's Orchestra Residencies Program 1982-92
Essays, discussions, and statistics by composers, conductors, executives, board members, and others from the orchestra world who devoted themselves to reinvigorating the American orchestra. (Meet The Composer)
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Beyond Tradition: Partnerships Among Orchestras, Schools, and Communities
In an attempt to exert more sustained influence on music education, some orchestras are moving beyond earlier traditions to establish ongoing relationships with schools. This report identifies model partnerships that included teacher training, parent involvement, and administrative support from schools and orchestras. Case studies of these partnerships reveal approaches that are useful in other settings, including strategies for curriculum development, musician training, student assessment, and program evaluation. By David E. Myers. (National Endowment for the Arts)
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Americanizing the American Orchestra
This report is a summary of the discussions, debates, questions, and suggestions that emerged from a series of Issue Forums convened by the League between September, 1992, and April, 1993. The League invited people who work directly with orchestras, as well as those who brought expertise from outside the orchestra field to form a National Task Force. Each member participated in at least one forum on one of the following issues: repertoire, leadership, education, volunteerism, concert presentation, cultural diversity, and the relationship of musicians and the orchestra institution. The report is not a handbook of solutions or recommendations, nor is it a policy paper. Rather, it is a workbook intended to encourage and facilitate discussions within individual orchestras and between orchestras and the communities they serve.
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