A Tempo: Sexual Abuse in the Classical Music World. With allegations of sexual abuse beginning to ripple through the classical music world, what roles and responsibilities do performing arts organizations have? A Tempo explores that theme Saturday at 7 pm in a conversation with arts consultant Drew McManus, author of the blog Adaptistration.com. Listen
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Drew McManus discusses the top stories of 2014.
Resolving the Metropolitan Opera Contract disputes. Guests: Jennifer Maloney, reporter, Wall Street Journal, and Drew McManus, consultant and author of Adaptistration blog. Also: Music critic Lawrence Johnson on the American Music Project foundation.
MPR.org Cathy Wurzer talks to Drew McManus about whether or not the Minnesota Orchestra is doomed after Vanska’s departure 10/2/2013 MPR’s Morning Edition
Drew McManus participates as a Conducting Business panelist to talk about How Troubled Orchestras Can Bounce Back And Flourish 9/14/2012 – WQXR
Drew McManus talks to Joe Elliot (again) about the Louisville Orchestra Labor Dispute 11/17/2011 – 970WGTK Conservative Talk Radio
Drew McManus talks to Joe Elliot about the Louisville Orchestra Labor Dispute 10/26/2011 – 970WGTK Conservative Talk Radio
Drew McManus on WQZR’s Conducting Business to discuss executive compensation 9/19/2011 – 970WGTK Conservative Talk Radio //
SMACKDOWN: CONCERT SIMULCASTS August 24, 2010 – WNYC’s Soundcheck with John Schaefer. As opera houses and orchestras simulcast their performances into movie theatres across the country, critics charge that it’s turning classical music into a cheap reality show. Fans say it’s as addictive as popcorn. It’s our Soundcheck Smackdown debate. Tim Page, professor of music […]
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A PROFESSIONAL? April 07, 2009 – CBC One’s Definitely Not The Opera with Sook-Yin Lee and Joff Schmidt
DISCUSSING THE STATE OF THE ORCHESTRA FINANCES January 15, 2009 – WNYC’s Soundcheck with John Schaefer. The global financial crisis is beginning to take its toll on the music sector, from the orchestra field, which has seen similar belt-tightening, right down to individual musicians, who are taking up second jobs. We speak with Drew McManus, […]
DISCUSSING THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC TRIP TO NORTH KOREA February 26, 2008 – WNYC’s Soundcheck with John Schaefer. Two views on the orchestra’s trip, from Drew McManus, an orchestra consultant and author of the blog Adaptistration; and Norman Lebrecht, British cultural critic and author of several books on the orchestra world.
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY TO SELL OFF PRIZED INSTRUMENTS March 12th, 2007 – WNYC’s Soundcheck with John Schaefer. Drew McManus, orchestra consultant and blogger at Artsjournal.com looks at why the New Jersey Symphony is selling its 30 “Golden Age” string instruments.
CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA TO WINTER IN MIAMI March 18th, 2007 – NPR’s Nation, weekend edition, with Vivian Goodman reporting. The Cleveland Orchestra, among the world’s finest, has ventured south to find financial support. Its winter home will be the Miami Performing Arts Center, built to house the now-bankrupt Florida Philharmonic. transcript
NO MUSIC LEFT BEHIND November 30th, 2006 – WNYC’s Soundcheck with John Schaefer. Juilliard and Carnegie Hall have launched a new project designed to send musicians into New York’s public schools. Orchestra consultant and blogger Drew McManus and Dr. Thomas Wolf, author of the Magic Of Music final report from the Knight Foundation, offer their […]
NO MUSIC LEFT BEHIND November 30th, 2006 – WNYC’s Soundcheck with John Schaefer Juilliard and Carnegie Hall have launched a new project designed to send musicians into New York’s public schools. Orchestra consultant and blogger Drew McManus and Dr. Thomas Wolf, author of the Magic Of Music final report from the Knight Foundation, offer their […]
TO APPLAUD OR NOT TO APPLAUD? December 9th, 2005 – WNYC’s Soundcheck with John Schaefer. Arts bloggers Drew McManus and Doug Ramsey discuss the conventions of applauding in classical music and jazz.
Marin Alsop goes to Baltimore The board of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra voted last week to appoint American conductor Marin Alsop to its top artistic post. The decision comes in spite of opposition from the orchestra’s musicians. We get the scoop from Drew McManus, a Baltimore-based author of Adaptistration a blog about arts administration on […]
Marin Alsop will be the next conductor of the Baltimore Symphony, making history as the first woman to be named the musical director of such a major orchestra. But in the final days before the decision, there have been dissenting voices from the musicians on the search committee. transcript
May is “Take a Friend to Orchestra Month,” a new initiative started by Drew McManus, author of the blog “Adaptistration” at Artsjournal.com, in order to bring newcomers to the concert hall. In the spirit of the month, Drew has taken host John Schaefer’s brother Jerry to a concert by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Jerry has […]
POWER AND CORRUPTION IN THE STRING WORLD March 28th, 2005 – WNYC’s Soundcheck with John Schaefer
THE MUSICAL STEROID? October, 26th, 2004 – WNYC’s Soundcheck with John Schaefer. The arguments against performance enhancing drugs in athletics are pretty clear-cut: they’re illegal, unsafe and unethical. But how about classical music? As it happens, the use of an anxiety-reducing drug called Inderal is helping an increasing number of musicians endure stressful auditions and […]