I’m at this orchestra meeting with a bunch of orchestra Personnel, and the moderator opens up the discussion by asking “what is the first thing you look for in creating a Board of Directors”?
Everyone answered “someone with resources and money”, which the moderator wrote at the top of the chart there.
NO!!! That is not the fucking answer. That’s why the orchestra is dying.
THE FUCKING ANSWER IS SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO CHANGE THE WORLD. I’ve said this before - the orchestra world is broken from the ground up.
Orchestra board of directors are the WORST. They’re old-school, broken, slow, and un-imaginative. You shouldn’t hire someone with money, because that’s the dumbest thing you can do. The second you do that, you’re dead in the water.
No wonder why every orchestra has been going bankrupt for decades.
I’m so upset right now.