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Community-Based Chamber Ensembles: How to Build a Career that Infuses Performance with Public Service

Abstract In order to cope with the decreasing availability of symphony jobs and collegiate faculty positions, many musicians are starting to pursue less traditional career paths. Also, to combat declining audiences, musicians are exploring ways to cultivate new and enthusiastic listeners through relevant and engaging performances. Due to these challenges, many community-based chamber music ensembles have been formed throughout the United States. These groups not only focus on performing classical music, but serve the needs of their communities as well. The problem, however, is that many musicians have not learned the business skills necessary to create these career opportunities. In this document I discuss the steps ensembles must take to develop su... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Dalbey, Jenna Marguerite (Author) / Landschoot, Thomas (Advisor) / Mclin, Katherine (Committee member) / Ryan, Russell (Committee member) / Solis, Theodore (Committee member) / Spring, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Business / Career Building / Chamber Music / Entrepreneurship / Public Service
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 143 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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