The Brooklyn Model

The Brooklyn Model: A model for orchestras to capture the essence of their communities, combining classical music with their culture and music, and regaining relevance in American society.

Restructuring Classical Music eschews the geographical centralization of orchestras in downtown concert halls, as well as the failed outreach activities used by U.S. orchestras to acquire new patrons.  It instead provides and documents a model that orchestras can use for systematically capturing the essence of their communities by learning the lessons of the brilliant model developed by the Brooklyn Philharmonic in 2011-13 through The Brooklyn ModelBy combining classical music with the culture and music of their chosen communities, professional orchestras as well as classical ensembles of any size can regain relevance in American society while preserving the Canon.

Dissertation Document: The Brooklyn Model:  Restructuring Symphony Orchestras through Diversity and Community.