More Than Meets the Ear is the story of a grassroots movement that transformed labor relations and the professional lives of U.S. and Canadian symphony musicians. The struggles and accomplishments experienced by many visionary leaders of the '50s, '60s, and '70s offer inspiration to new generations of musicians, students, teachers, music lovers, labor historians, and orchestra administrators. Written from the perspective of a professional orchestra musician who has experience in committee activity and labor negotiations, More Than Meets the Ear is a unprecedented overview of the profound effect the musician's labor movement has had on the profession. Minnesota Orchestra case history documents the growth of a major American orchestra in dramatic detail and anecdotes.
|Publisher:||Syren Book Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Julie Ayer is assistant principal second violinist with the Minnesota Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Hill House Chamber Players, based in St. Paul, now in its 25th season. In 1999 she exchanged with a violinist from the Sydney Symphony. She has organized numerous Twin Cities benefit concerts, most notably Symphony for Survival in 1984, and was active in the Minnesota Orchestra Adopt-A-School program for many years. She performed with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra in 2000, in Sommerfest chamber concerts, and is a former ICSOM representative.