Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Odds and Ends

What does it take to start something from scratch? Entrepreneur, teacher and arts consultant Greg Kandel, who has been working with us on our strategic plans, offered us some advice. If you are going to embark on the exciting journey of founding an organization, you should have:

People who believe in you

Risk tolerance

Willingness to fail

A sense of adventure

Something driving you, a strong reason for doing it

Tenacity, the ability to hold onto something you believe in

Self-confidence, either by nature and/or because of past success

A great idea about what you want to do and how you're going to accomplish it


A healthy dose of humility, the ability to seek and value the advice and opinions of others


Recently, we have been talking about how to achieve musical excellence in our nucleos, without sacrificing accessibility and inclusion. Here is a short list that the Fellows came up during one of our discussions (this is not an exhaustive list):

How to Achieve Musical Excellence

1. Collaboration
2. Expectations
3. Affirmation
4. Unified musical values


I can't resist putting up a little more about Baltimore. Here is a slideshow of pictures from the trip:

OrchKids Slideshow