This morning, we arrived at the Musicave to find numerous emails from SCO readers pointing to an article written by Drew McManus (if you are interested in “orchestra management”, but you don’t read Drew’s blog regularly, you should). Drew’s article calls attention to several controversial statements allegedly made by author Joe Horowitz concerning the plight of full-time work for orchestral musicians, and more specifically, the ongoing labor disputes in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
But the giant elephant in the room is something that was recently discussed in a private community meeting that A-list Hollywood oboist Tom Boyd and SCO founder Deane Ogden put together in late September.
The original topic: How to get more film scoring dates to come back to Los Angeles.
The NEW topic: Does anybody care?
In the spirit of discussion which makes SCOREcastOnline.com what it is, we go to YOU—the actual people being affected here.
Read this article (and the associated links therein) and tell us what you think if it all. Are musicians living in a fantasy world? What’s YOUR take?
COMMENTS are open below.