Month: June 2008

To My Readers

I will post again soon. I have been very busy getting three rooms in my house ready to rent out in order to make ends meet and keep my beautiful home and garden. I have had to pack up much…

Who is the problem?

WHO IS THE PROBLEM? Columbus is the fastest growing region in Ohio. It is also one of the richest. Arts business produces over $330 million in economic activity in the Columbus area. That’s 11,000 jobs. The musicians of the Columbus…

Columbus Symphony Board, Guilty of Orchestracide

Here a paragraph from Abu Bratche’s post titled, What’s the opposite of accountability?, about the CSO board. The single biggest weakness in the American non-profit sector is the complete absence of consequences for the people who really run non-profits. The…

Letters from Jan Ryan

My friend Jan Ryan keeps the heat on Robert “Buzz” Trafford. Her questions need to be asked, or perhaps demanded, of the entire Board of Trustees. I’ve heard more people say to me, “How embarrassing for Columbus that this board…

A comedy of musical omens

This past Saturday and Monday I spent 7 hours recording a CD of 10 orchestral excerpts to be used as a preliminary round for a major US orchestra, the NY Philharmonic. The hours between were spent mostly practicing those excerpts.…

The Last Stand

Tonight, for the first time in 18 years, I brought my clarinet stand home from the Ohio Theater. After 18 years of being thrown around and used, it’s still solid and sturdy. My grandfather made this double clarinet stand for…