Director of the Mercyhurst Institute for Arts and Culture

January 19, 2012

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I would like to make it official. As February 3, 2012 I will be leaving my current position as Fundraising Manager with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.  In March, I will be joining Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania where I will be serving as the Director of the Mercyhurst Institute for Arts and Culture (MIAC).  The role […]

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What Just Happened?

January 19, 2012

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There are many articles about it now in the news.  Here is one from the New York Times (January 18, 2012).  The article talks of the two now infamous bills, Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect I.P. Act, being pushed through congress by the movie and record companies led by former Senator turned lobbyest Christopher […]

Where Are The Arts Managers? Really?

January 19, 2012

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Where Are The Arts Managers?  is the title of and article I recently read in Art& Seek a North Texas arts publication (January 11, 2012).  The article discussed recent leadership turnover in ten arts organizations and their struggle in finding suitable replacements.  I was actually surprised by this.  Often we hear of older arts leaders staying too long […]

Not All Bad Behavior is Committed by the Young

January 17, 2012

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I am sure by now you have read the New York Times article, “Ringing Finally Ended, but There’s No Button to Stop Shame” by Daniel J. Wakin (Published: January 12, 2012).  He reports, “The unmistakably jarring sound of an iPhone marimba ring interrupted the soft and spiritual final measures of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 at the […]

The Leadership Bottleneck?

January 9, 2012

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There has been much talk in the arts about leadership succession and allowing younger managers to assume leadership positions in today’s arts organizations. One could probably see both sides of the issue.  But as with most things there is no black and white, only grey. In a Reuters article (Jan. 6 2012) : Are Older […]

Posted in: Leadership, Recessions