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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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Getting To Know You
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Learning about the people who make the music.
September 26, 2005
What's Next After Hurricane Katrina?
by Drew McManus, original columnist
What you can do to help out the hundreds of Gulf Coast Region classical musicians Hurricane Katrina has scattered throughout the country.
September 12, 2005
Eine Kleine Nacht Verwirrung
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Hoping the 2005-2006 orchestra season has something more to offer besides the typical onslaught of cookie cutter Mozart festivals.
August 29, 2005
The Future Of Classical Music Is In Venezuela - Part 4
by Drew McManus, original columnist
The FESNOJIV program has achieved sound accomplishments but could the program work outside of Venezuela?
August 15, 2005
The Future Of Classical Music Is In Venezuela - Part 3
by Drew McManus, original columnist
The process behind the Venezuelan program seems sound, but what about the artistic accomplishments?
August 1, 2005
The Future Of Classical Music Is In Venezuela - Part 2
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Learning about where this remarkable Venezuelan program of classical music comes from and where it's going.
July 18, 2005
The Future Of Classical Music Is In Venezuela
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Part 1 of a trip to Caracas which led to a world of discovery.
July 4, 2005
The Business Behind The Musicians Of Tomorrow
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Youth orchestras are becoming as big of a business as their sports oriented counterparts.
June 6, 2005
It's All About Ambiance
by Drew McManus, original columnist
The common problems shared between movie theatres and orchestra halls may have similar answers.
May 23, 2005
Classical Music Gadgets
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Advancements in technology benefit classical musicians in more ways than you might think.
May 9, 2005
May is Take a Friend to Orchestra Month
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Classical music's future ultimately rests in the hands of those who currently attend.
April 24, 2005
Finding Proponents for Contemporary Music in Unlikely Places
by Drew McManus, original columnist
The music held dear by Pope John Paul II provides a hint at a possible future for classical music.
April 11, 2005
No Matter How Much Things Change, They Stay The Same
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Many of the problems classical music faced 100 years ago are the same problems it faces today.
March 28, 2005
Finding Their Own Way
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Can Classical Music learn how to shape its future by observing changes in other disciplines?
March 14, 2005
Remembering Karl Haas
by Drew McManus, original columnist
The secrets behind the success of classical music's leading 'Adventurer.'
February 14, 2005
An Interview with Patrick Sheridan, Tuba Soloist
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Q and A about the world of classical music as seen through the eyes of the world's only full time tuba soloist.
January 31, 2005
Is There a 'Limit' To Classical Music?
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Some people who manage the orchestra industry argue that the business has reached its financial limit.
January 17, 2005
Classical Music's Stunning Good Looks
by Drew McManus, original columnist
New ideas in concert hall design concentrate as much on beauty and atmosphere as sound.
January 3, 2005
Preparing For A Rockettes Attack
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Increased competition continues to take a big bite out of the market share for traditional holiday classical music programs.
December 20, 2004
Classical Disconnect
by Drew McManus, original columnist
Examining how classical music began to separate itself from the mainstream cultural consciousness.
December 6, 2004
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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.

Email:
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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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