Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

Author Archives: cayleycarroll

Money Problems for Florida Grand Opera

Following in the footsteps of City Opera and Santa Barbara Opera, Florida Grand Opera in Miami is now struggling financially to stay afloat. Their problem financial woes began in 2006 … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

are you generous or not?

Each year, six out of seven Americans donate less than 2% of their income and about a half of that group donates less than a $1 to charities or other causes.  This article explores … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Graphs from the Met Opera Database

What type of operas would you say the metropolitan opera performs? I romanticized an eclectic assortment of operas ranging between contemporary and classic genres. If you are anything like me, you guessed wrong. This blog … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 5 Comments

Cast won’t perform if there is a Niqab in the house

During a performance of La Traviata at The Opéra Bastille,  an audience member was asked to leave because she was wearing a niqab.  The cast noticed her during the first act, and … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Music education in school raises IQ

More proof that arts education is a necessity! This Wall Street Journal article provides evidence from several studies that music education increases students IQs more than other activities. Here’s a taste: … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 4 Comments

art is not a business like other businesses

Susan Crile, an artist and professor at Hunter College, was suspected of underpaying her taxes because she had itemized deductions for the materials she used for her paintings and prints. The … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

The loudest car you will ever be in

The Industry, an experimental opera company, is working on a production that will take place in 18 moving cars in Los Angeles. The project is called Hopscotch and is the product of Yuval … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Are discounts a good idea?

  The Royal Opera House recently held a ticket promotion for their production of Anna Nicole. The promotion made reduced ticket prices (£1-£25 or $1-$40) available for people under 25 years … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 7 Comments

San Fran Opera musicians have a new contract

Hoorah they did it! After four months of negotiations between the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and the company, a new contract has been aSF greed upon. It has been a … Continue reading

September 16, 2014

Please Don’t Stop the ‘Rubber Duck’

The ‘Rubber Duck’ Artist Must Be Stopped This article is a little bit ridiculous. Not because of the horrible puns but because the author of the article, Kriston Capps, contends … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Met Negotiations

 Apocalypse Later The author of Apocalypse Later speculates that Mr. Peter Gelb, the general manager of the Metropolitan opera exaggerated the financial need of the company as a negotiating tactic … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 1 Comment