Here's our guide to the wonderful, sometimes wacky world of classical music blogs. You'll find commentary on local, national and international happenings. Jump in and join in! If we’ve missed one of your favorites, send us an email at email@example.com.
Adaptistration (Drew McManus)
Drew McManus writes a very focused column offering advice on managing symphony orchestras
What's it like to be the general director of the Chicago Opera Theater? Read Brian Dickie's blog to find out. Brian gives revealing blow by blow accounts of what it takes to mount opera productions in Chicago.
Butts in Seats (Joe Patti)
An arts manager muses on practical issues of marketing and PR.
Jason Heath's Double Bass Blog
Jason Heath writes about the life of a freelance bassist in the Chicago area, giving us a bit of the lighter side of serious music.
Minneapolis based composer Grant Charles Chaput's blog is, as he puts it, "Dedicated to rescuing the world's best music from a slow, certain death at the hands of tired traditions and oppressively ordinary thought." Grant mixes his own musings with aggregated articles focused on the industry of classical music.
Life’s a Pitch (Amanda Ameer)
NY-based PR professional Amanda Ameer writes about marketing classical music endeavors. She offers critiques of marketing campaigns, advice and interviews with some of the leaders in the realm of classical music PR.
Mind the Gap (Molly Sheridan)
Molly Sheridan writes about American culture through the lens of great performances. The range of posts is wide, but always rooted in classical music performance and culture.
Get the latest on new releases from classical music label Naxos, as well as discussion about the state of the classical music industry.
Neoclassical (Holly Mulcahy)
Holly Mulcahy writes about her experiences as a freelance violinist in the Chicago area. Her roughly monthly missives offer a peak behind the curtain at life in the classical music world.
Non Divisi (Frank Almond)
Violinist Frank Almond writes about his professional experiences, including but not limited to his role as concert master at the Milwaukee Symphony.
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