"The St. Paul Model"

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.