Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

Author Archives: alexgilbertschrag

Music and Ebola

Ebola has been everywhere in the news lately. From the nurse who took a bike ride, to the man in NYC who went bowling. But something interesting that we noticed … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

People don’t want to buy everything online

Our society over the years has developed a whole different consumer option on the internet. Amazon provides everything, (including bulk toilet paper,) that can be delivered to your door. We … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

A happy reminder of Art saving Lives

Too often we get sucked into the craziness of midterms, the worry of finding a job, and the ultimate end of arts and how to avoid and deal with all … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

Beyonce and Jay-Z take the Louvre

So far in my short artistic career I have yet to learn how to appreciate meandering through a visual art museum. I don’t feel like I have the knowledge or … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 10 Comments

Turning Towards Edibles

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has turned towards a new market to find support and a different audience. Their Cannabis Series of concerts has brought about criticism of many, and … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

El Sistema

About two weeks ago in my Senior Captsone class we had to read a few articles about El Sistema and ended up watching a video in class. I had never … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

The ongoing Atlanta Symphony Debacle..

“If the 10th-largest urban economy in America is incapable of sustaining its cultural jewel, what does that signal about our country?” This is a question that the current music director, … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

When performances don’t go as expected…

The WNO recently dealt with an unexpected turn during their first concert. The power couple duo of Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello were giving a love songs performance when Stephen … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 4 Comments

Orchestra as a lifeline. Oxymoron?

All to frequently we see articles about orchestras and how they are in the middle of a shut out, or they’ve had to cut down costs, or they have gone … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Violence in the Arts

As I was perusing the arts news of today, a headline popped out and caught my eye: “St. Petersburg Composer’s Opera Incites Violence.” My first question was, how can an … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 5 Comments

To buy a lemonade stand, or not to buy?

Thinking about the effects of buying a lemonade stand in our hypothetical entrepreneurial business on Monday is similar to the problem that the Philadelphia Museum of Art is dealing with today. … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 1 Comment