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Featured Articles
The Symphony Orchestra's Gold Mine: Part I
The Symphony Orchestra's Gold Mine: Part II
Orchestras Everywhere (blog)
Giving the highest quality musical experiences to our most vulnerable kids could be our gold mine to sustainability....
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Additional Must-Read Articles

Two Weeks with Fresh, Inc.
News from Ann Arbor (blog)
Jacobs pre-college alumnus, now studying at Michigan, ponders the meaning of music in our society as he spends two weeks with Fresh Inc. new music festival.

Could These Apps Be Pointing The Way To Classical Music's Future?
The Wall Street Journal
In May digital-software publisher Touch Press offered a sophisticated app for Apple's mobile devices that allows users to explore Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. And it has thus far been downloaded more than 620,000 times. Jacobs School alumnus Jonathan Biss is also mentioned here, with a project that is drawing lots of attention.

Rise Of The Music Co-Ops As A Way For Musicians To Survive
The Guardian (UK)
As the cuts to arts funding continue to bite ever deeper, increasing numbers of musicians are now championing co-ops as a way of ensuring their own long-term survival.

America's Orchestras are in Crisis
New Republic
How an effort to popularize classical music undermines what makes orchestras great.

IU's Michael Rushton is one of the 50 most powerful and influential people in nonprofit arts
So says barry's blog
Connect to Michael Rushton's blog: For What It's Worth

Malcolm Gladwell Defends His 10,000-Hour Rule
Should you be practicing all the time? If you're thinking, yes. Read on!

Smartphones in the Concert Hall
Huffington Post
A Violinist considers the pros and cons of smartphone recordings in the concert hall

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