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On the future of classical music.
by Holly Mulcahy
Published every first Monday of the month.
101 Articles
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Status Still Counts
by Drew McManus, original columnist
It Still Takes A World-Class Ensemble To Get The Cultural Consciousness To Sit Up And Take Note.
March 5, 2007
Rules To Live, Er, Listen By
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Some straightforward advice on how to become a courteous listener.
February 5, 2007
'The King Is Dead. Long Live The King!'
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Changes in how classical recordings are created ushers in a new era.
January 8, 2007
An Interview With Paul Scarbrough, Russell Todd, and Christopher Blair From Akustiks
by Drew McManus, original columnist
The art of acoustic science succeeds best with a healthy dose of human input.
December 3, 2006
But You Knew That Already, Of Course...
by Drew McManus, original columnist
It's time for classical music to let go of pretentiousness.
October 2, 2006
Perhaps Less Is More
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Is it time to re-examine the concert length formula?
September 4, 2006
The Concert Hall Experience Without The Concert Hall.
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Audio engineers strive to replicate the live orchestra experience.
August 7, 2006
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall...
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Does classical music really need to worry about how it looks?
July 3, 2006
An Interview with Frank J. Oteri
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Q&A with a composer, writer, and editor of NewMusicBox.
June 5, 2006
TAFTO 2006 Essay Contest Winner
by Drew McManus, original columnist
All she really wanted was a dress but she ended up with much more.
May 1, 2006
April Is Take A Friend To The Orchestra Month - 2006
by Drew McManus, original columnist
And this year, there's a contest...
April 3, 2006
What Do You Know About Classical Music?
by Drew McManus, original columnist
A variety of online classical music quizzes offer more than an entertaining distraction.
March 6, 2006
Super Sunday
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Could classical music institutions benefit from direct competition?
February 5, 2006
Chamber Music America
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Compared to their larger peers, chamber groups have demonstrated remarkable adaptability.
January 2, 2006
Breaking Up Is Hard (And Expensive) To Do
by Drew McManus, original columnist
The collapse of the Audubon Quartet raises more questions than it answers.
December 19, 2005
The Natural Cycle Of Things
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Yale School of Music’s free tuition neither hurts nor helps classical music’s future.
December 5, 2005
Classical Music Vacation Packages: You Can't Get There From Here
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Why travel agencies and online vacation planners don't offer classical music packages
November 21, 2005
Virtual War
by Drew McManus, original columnist
For some musicians, their role in classical music's future has been shaken as recorded and synthesized music conspire to replace them.
November 7, 2005
An Interview with Violinist Frank Almond
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Q and A with a triple-threat violinist: concertmaster, soloist, and chamber musician.
October 24, 2005
It's About Time...
by Drew McManus, original columnist
With the launch of their new e-label, The Milwaukee Symphony drags classical music kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
October 10, 2005
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Author Bio:
Holly Mulcahy
As Neo Classical’s second author, Ms. Mulcahy took over the column in June, 2007. After playing several years as a full-time violinist with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Mulcahy has enjoyed a productive career as a freelance violinist in Chicago, where she performs regularly with Music of the Baroque, the Chicago Opera Theater, and the Milwaukee Symphony. Prior to her job in Richmond, Ms. Mulcahy has served as a principal violin in several Regional Orchestras and as a substitute violinist with the Baltimore Symphony and the Washington Opera Orchestra. Additionally, Ms. Mulcahy has performed in the Grand Teton Music Festival since 2003.

When not performing, she divides her time between her love for cooking and her passion of keeping aquariums. Additionally, hiking, traveling, and playing with her three cats seem to fit into her busy schedule as well.

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Author Bio:
Drew McManus, Original Columnist
Musician, manager, and cultural entrepreneur Drew McManus has been involved with every aspect of nonprofit performing arts and charitable organizations. He has become one of the most unique individuals in this industry who is trusted and respected by administrators, academics, board members, music directors, musicians and union officials alike.

Currently, Mr. McManus works as a self employed Arts Consultant with a wide range of clients from orchestra administrations and orchestra players associations. In 2005, Mr. McManus was among the first U.S. cultural administrators and journalists to spend more than a full week in Caracas, Venezuela as an official guest of the government to study the Fundacion del Estado para el Sistema Nacional de las Orquestras Juveniles e Infantiles, commonly referred to as “El Sistema,” which resulted in the first detailed series of articles in the U.S. highlighting the program and its accomplishments.

When he isn’t working 14 hour days, Mr. McManus spends time with his wife, avoids cutting off his fingers while pursing his love for woodworking, and playing with his three cats; Carmen, Tosca, and Cody.

Mr. McManus was the original author of New Classical and during that time published 63 articles from February 2004 to May, 2007.

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