I’ll be filling this page with ideas and information about the future of classical music. You’ll find links to some of my writing and speaking on this subject, to ideas from others, to relevant books, and to research. Here's a start.

Things to think about

Age of the classical music audience: my discovery. The audience used to be much younger.

Four keys to the future: What we should do to make classical music thrive.

How to write a press release: The releases we send out don't give any good reason for anyone to go to our concerts. Here's how to make them better.

Sarah Robinson's dissertation about classical musicians playing in clubs. An authoritative study of something we all talk about. From someone who plays in clubs herself, and did extensive research. Linked here with Sarah’s kind permission.

Who's making changes in classical music?

A list of innovations, from posts on my blog, with contributions from me and from readers

Path-breaking performances:

Students at the University of Maryland play Afternoon of a Faun from memory, dancing as they play. (Some background here.)

A Berlin performance of the Brahms Requiem, with the chorus singing from memory, moving slowly around the performance space. (The video comes from a rehearsal. Some background in this blog post; scroll down to find it.)

A recording of the Thomas Tallis 40-voice motet, played quietly through 40 speakers in a small stone chapel.

My public appearances (more to come)

My keynote speech at a 2010 classical music summit in Australia (as I wrote it out later)

My 2008 commencement address at the Eastman School of Music (audio, 24 minutes)

What I teach at Juilliard

Complete curricula for both my courses, with links to all assignments

Classical music in an age of pop: about the future of classical music

How to talk and write about music

My b
ook on the future of classical music

This book is in progress, but here are extensive drafts from previous versions, which I posted online some years ago.


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