- Delegation: Up against a tight commission deadline? Take a few favorite scores out of your catalogue and the best orchestrator in your graduate seminar. Lock them in a room together and voila: A concerto is born!
- Sobriety: You should never drink and drive, but some would suggest you shouldn’t bring your Glass in the car either. [via aworks]
- Ingenuity: One man’s junk is another one’s treasure. Listen long enough, and the computer will even sing you a song.
- Tolerance: Leave it to Chicago’s Marc Geelhoed to lead the Take a Friend to Orchestra 2006 conversation toward the unexpectedly controversial.
- Activism: Our northerly music collegaues are mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore. Disagree with their stance? Blame Canada. [via BoingBoing]
- Resourcefulness: Bored with your commute? Maybe it’s the map you’re using.
Applied correctly, these tenets can lead to a long career in music. After all, no one is going to take down this industry on an age discrimination charge, that’s for sure.