All Things Must Come To An End

Even the good things:

Dear beloved neighbors, fellow artistic peers, and Vaudevillians of the highest order:

It is my fifth year at 26 Bushwick Avenue operating as Vaudeville Park, and for this, I thank you all of you.

Due to unexpected and sudden changes in our lease terms, Vaudeville Park can no longer continue operating […]

Percentage of Reported Occupations as Musician/Music Teachers

I ran across a really interesting break down of occupational claims created in a data visualization platform called Flare. In it you can search for a specific occupation and the percentage that occupation takes up in the work force. If you search for “musician” you find that the number of people claiming this (or music […]

Thank You To All That Attended

Hello everyone, thanks to all those who attended Circles and Lines last night, and apologies to those who visit to read articles or download sheet music. To the article/sheet music viewers, I’ve been focusing all my attention on that concert for a while now, hence the extremely light posting. But I did get a review […]

The No Child Left Behind Act and Arts Programs

Regardless of your standing on the effects and benefits of the No Child Left Behind Act (Public Law 107-110), the most recent large scale education reform, the NCLB has had a profound negative effect on music and the arts in general in public schools. Robert Lynch provided statistics in The Hill when the act was […]

Lincoln Center: A Shorty History and Reflection by Anthony Tommasini

Yesterday’s arts section in the New York Times had a nice reflection on Lincoln Center by Anthony Tommasini. In it he talks about criticism leveled at the performing arts center and then spends time reflecting on -and largely rejecting- these criticisms. I’ll take a look at some of his conclusions and add some of my […]

A New York Times Fluff Piece

In the Sunday edition of the New York Times’ Arts & Leisure section, Matthew Gurewitsch wrote and unbelievably horrible pseudo-science article on music psychology called Concerto In the Key Of Rx Retardation. Now the principal issue with this article is that it takes simple properties of music (and one misguided music producer) and blows the […]