Healthy Competition LO18112

Roxanne Abbas (
Sun, 17 May 1998 11:28:50 -0500

Replying to LO18071 --

Rick Karash described his visit to the Boston Symphony:

"I was sitting in the audience at Symphony, looking up the Malcolm Lowe,
first violin... When I realized that here is a pretty healthy example of
competition and ranking."

I remember Ray Evans Harrell writing about orchestras as a model for
teamwork. It seems to be that this might be one the best examples of a
system that uses cooperation and competition effectively. Yet, I still
wonder if the accepted process of challenging the musician in the next
higher chair is the best way for the individual to develop skill and for
the group to achieve excellence. Do we have any musicians in today's
audience that would care to comment?

[Host's Note: That's exactly what I'm hoping... I'm never been in as clear
a healthy competetion situation as I believe exists in an orchestra.


Roxanne Abbas

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