In Ann Arbor this week, arts administrators, educators, and musicians are meeting at the American Orchestra Summit, organized by our very own Mark Clague, co-moderator of the live events in San Francisco and a frequent contributor to this blog.
The goal of the summit is “to inspire new ideas and new conversations” around such issues as productive collaboration, how to best serve audiences and communities, and the training of the professional musician in the 21st-century.
In addition to two days of seminars, the Summit is producing a blog exploring these issues, available to those of us not in Michigan this week. It’s called Enlarging the Circle and is definitely worth taking a look at this week. You can also follow along on Twiter at #orchsummit2012.
Having a great discussion here in Ann Arbor with several mentions of our San Francisco Orchestra Forum events and conversations. Have to give a should out to Jerry Blackstone and my univeristy’s chamber choir — they sang Mason Bates’s Mass Transmission tonight and it sounded fantastic. Congrats to all involved!