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The Future of Classical Music 

from Sandow
by Greg Sandow 

"Classical music has grown distant from our wider culture. We don't connect well with the world. Most of the music we play is from the past, while the people around us are connecting with the culture and concerns of the present...But we're changing..."

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How Arts Leaders Manage Failure: 4 Strategies to Learn and Grow

from Astrid's Blog
by Astrid Baumgardner 

"So many people are afraid of failure, particularly smart, talented ambitious people who set very high standards for themselves and worry that if they ever fail, they feel they just are not up to the job. It's particularly difficult hard to admit failure in a world where the opportunities are perceived to be scarce and resources are tight as in the world of the arts... The good news? You have the power to manage failure and move on! Here are 4 ways that smart arts entrepreneurs handle failure..."

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How to Stop Worriying so Much About What Other People Think

from The Bulletproof Musician 
by Noa Kageyama, Ph.D.

"It can become easy to question ourselves, and to worry constantly about what others are thinking...How do we break out of this cycle, and as e.e. cummings said, find the "…courage to grow up and become who you really are."?"

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