Listening

In my large and surprisingly diverse family, being opinionated is the norm. I don’t think any of my relatives will quibble with this — in fact, many of them are proud of it, and see it as a sign of strength. So I grew up talking a lot, trying to be truthful and saying exactly … Read more

A little pause

How good are you at pictograms? Charades, maybe? As you can probably tell from the header above, we’re going to “pause for a minute”. This blog will be on hiatus until later in the summer, so we can work on some projects that are very important to the List. In the meantime… In short, we’re … Read more

Day for the Indigenous

Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Those who came before finally have a day of their own, and arts organizations are thankfully putting more consistent commitment into honoring those whose land is now occupied by performing arts centers, offices, churches and wherever you’re doing your stuff. You’ve probably heard people recognize the original inhabitants of the … Read more

Performers are laborers, too

It’s Labor Day! This is a holiday that is “celebrated”, most often with burgers, hotdogs, sales on patio furniture and beating-the-heat summer fun, but is actually little acknowledged for its true purpose: it was established in the 19th century, to recognize the contributions of workers, and mark an awareness of the simple fact that some … Read more

UPDATED: New (and free) program in January

[This post was originally posted automatically as a December project, but we have since decided to move this program to January. See the updated dates below. But you can still apply now!] While COVID numbers are getting better and the arts are opening up bit by bit, a lot of performers are still feeling very, … Read more

Ready to dive back in?

In honor of all the re-opening excitement and the summer rebirth opportunity that faces us all, we’re again offering our “Using This Time” intro webinar on three separate dates in July. This is just the kick in the butt that some of you will need, particularly if you’re feeling a little lost and unfocused when … Read more

Acoustic time

As many classical musicians are currently finding themselves thrust into the online world, they are also learning recording skills at varying speeds. If you haven’t started learning about home recording, we’d suggest you get going. Part of all of that is coming to terms with acoustics and their principles in new and more specific ways. … Read more

Diversity and Inclusion: Learn more and take action

Want to learn more about Diversity and Inclusion? The world will need more experts in this discipline, now more than ever. These links can get you started: Here’s a list of 9 free online courses Americans for the Arts can help you find Equity Training Consultants OPERA America has gathered a collection of resources for … Read more

Virtual arts — Online stuff for keeping the faith alive

Here’s the good news: While we don’t know yet what’s coming or how the COVID-19 quarantine will affect our future in the arts, there are lots of people out there, including us, building programs and resources to help you get through this. For now, here are a few of the resources we’ve found so far. … Read more

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