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Starting Next Month, Neo Classical Will Have A New Voice
After more than three years, it's time for a sabbatical.
May 7, 2007
April Is Take A Friend To Orchestra Month - 2007
But can word of mouth programs really make a difference?
April 2, 2007
Status Still Counts
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
Some straightforward advice on how to become a courteous listener.
February 5, 2007
'The King Is Dead. Long Live The King!'
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
The art of acoustic science succeeds best with a healthy dose of human input.
December 3, 2006
But You Knew That Already, Of Course...
It's time for classical music to let go of pretentiousness.
October 2, 2006
Perhaps Less Is More
Is it time to re-examine the concert length formula?
September 4, 2006
The Concert Hall Experience Without The Concert Hall.
Audio engineers strive to replicate the live orchestra experience.
August 7, 2006
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall...
Does classical music really need to worry about how it looks?
July 3, 2006
An Interview with Frank J. Oteri
Q&A with a composer, writer, and editor of NewMusicBox.
June 5, 2006
TAFTO 2006 Essay Contest Winner
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
And this year, there's a contest...
April 3, 2006
What Do You Know About Classical Music?
A variety of online classical music quizzes offer more than an entertaining distraction.
March 6, 2006
Super Sunday
Could classical music institutions benefit from direct competition?
February 5, 2006
Chamber Music America
Compared to their larger peers, chamber groups have demonstrated remarkable adaptability.
January 2, 2006
Breaking Up Is Hard (And Expensive) To Do
The collapse of the Audubon Quartet raises more questions than it answers.
December 19, 2005
The Natural Cycle Of Things
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
Why travel agencies and online vacation planners don't offer classical music packages
November 21, 2005
Virtual War
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
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Author Bio:  Drew McManus
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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The Future Of Classical Music Is In Venezuela
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July 4, 2005
The Future Of Classical Music Is In Venezuela - Part 2
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An Interview with Patrick Sheridan, Tuba Soloist
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January 31, 2005

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