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Classical Notes: April 22, 2008 Archive

"The St. Paul Model"

Posted at 9:00 AM on April 22, 2008 by Gillian Martin

A story in the most recent Minnesota Monthly explains why the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's change in its approach to management is so different from other orchestras--and so successful.

"There's something about the traditional orchestral environment that makes musicians forget why they got into music in the first place," [SPCO president Bruce Coppock] says... And if the musicians aren't uplifted, Coppock reasoned, patrons probably aren't either--or giving to their full capacity.

The new management structure is now known as "the St. Paul model" among other orchestras. See the whole article here.