|Norman Herzberg: An Icon of Bassoon Pedagogy
||Between 1970 and 2005 former students of Norman Herzberg held a majority of the bassoon positions in major orchestras throughout the United States. Herzberg's varied musical background, education, and work environment influenced the development of an...
|Shielding a musician: a case study on the effectiveness of acoustic shields in live ensemble rehearsals
||The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of acoustic shields at reducing sound levels experienced by a bassoonist during rehearsals of two professional orchestras. The primary research question was as follows: Do acoustic shields ...
|The Kreul oboe: history of a family business
||Kreul oboes were the most significant oboes made in Germany during the second half of the twentieth century. In the 1990s the Kreul company, after mergers with Marigaux and Uebel, became the largest producer of oboes in the world. During fifty years ...
|The pedagogy of becoming: identity formation through the Baltimore symphony orchestra's OrchKids and Venezuela's El Sistema
||Rapid development of El Sistema-inspired music programs around the world has left many music educators seeking the tools to emulate El Sistema effectively. This paper offers information to these people by evaluating one successful program in the Unit...
|The North Carolina Symphony: a case study in fiscal sustainability strategies for a large American orchestra
||The purpose of this document is to identify fiscal sustainability strategies that have been successfully employed by a large American symphony orchestra and to provide concrete suggestions for orchestra managers seeking to improve their orchestras’ f...