Monday, December 31, 2012

Concert Attendance

Earl recently wrote about concert attendance for his jazz groups at the University of Connecticut.

Ever Up and Onward: Rethinking Concerts

What do you think?

I know that Earl works very hard on outreach.  When I was at Derby he brought his group down to our school to perform.  He reaches out to directors all the time.

But is this a UConn issue?  Shouldn't the concerts be filled with students and professors?

I know it was twenty years ago but I remember hundreds of people attending our Oberlin Jazz Concerts.  Orchestra concerts were usually sold out.  There were 5-6 concerts or recitals every day.  You just went to concerts all the time.

Has the paradigm shifted?  Do students not go to concerts any more?