Drew McManus wrote an excellent post recently on his blog Adaptistration detailing how increased governmental funding would alter the outlook of orchestral budgets in the United States. This post has a great deal of relevance to my Road Warrior Without an Expense Account series, particularly Part III (The Rise and Fall of the Full-Time Orchestra), Part V (Regional Orchestras), and Part X (Musical Entrepreneurship).
Drew has a great deal on insight into the inner workings of orchestral funding, and he details how even small increases (minuscule compared to other federal programs) would totally change the landscape of the industry. I urge readers to check out this post if they are interested in learning more about the role that governmental funding can have on the orchestral ecosystem.
- Adaptistration post about ‘Road Warrior’
- My TAFTO post for Adaptistration
- Roger Ruggeri on Adaptistration
- Bill Harris on Adaptistration
- Henry Peyrebrune on Adaptistration