Nagging feelings of self-doubt in their musical skills blocked many for a while from doing what they have since come to love—make music in their spare time. Finding supportive ensembles, teachers, and Meetup groups helped many take the plunge. Now, professional orchestras have joined the avocational-musician support team, spurred by the success of the Baltimore Symphony’s programs for non-pros that began in 2010.
In the final part of this intriguing series, NEC President Tony Woodcock concludes his musings on what he calls the "bright future" of music. Some troubled orchestras are emerging from their tribulations persuaded that they must become indispensable in their communities. It is gratifying to see that a number of symphony orchestras that endured wrenching upheavals are … Continue reading Why I’m Confident About the Bright Future of Music – Part 3