51. Encore: Madame Moneyball

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The Opera America Conference comes to Pittsburgh next month and Pittsburgh Opera is gearing up with two very special Operas to be performed at the August Wilson Center and the Bitz Opera Factory. This episode about the marketing insight of creating an Opera season was written last summer. More in the show notes at https://accelerandocast.com/show_notes/

46. Risky Business in Music and Math

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Musicians can make cutting edge art, but is it going to hurt anyone if it goes badly? Cognative Scientists deconstructed the decision making process- we’ll take a deep look at what they found. More in the Show Notes at Accelerandocast.com

44. Nuance to Noise: I-IV-V-I

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Pop music has nearly abused the cadence formula that stems from our western roots in Gregorian Chant. Entire songs are comprised of the four chords (somethimes even less) that were used in Authentic and Plagal cadences. Developing good ears isn’t a quality unique to musicians. Other careers need the ability to focus and filter sounds. More in the show notes at https://accelerandocast.com/show_notes/