Note from Michael Pettry

Dear friends of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, This will be my last blog entry on the staff of the Symphonic Choir, as today is my final day as Executive Director of this very special arts organization. These 14 years we have had together have been – and will always be – a highlight of my… Read More

Guest Blog Post: The Dream We Saw

It was a grim, grey November afternoon of rain as I walked into Avon High School, past 2 rooms with orchestra rehearsals in progress. Another room had a band rehearsal. Two more rooms with choirs, and then into the room I was looking for – the rehearsal room for the High School’s Chamber Choir. I… Read More

Making the Case for Big Programming

There are a number of times in life when it pays dividends to “play it safe” and to consistently “color inside the lines.” Don’t be too risky. Don’t dream too big. Avoid wading into uncharted waters. Then, on the other side of the argument: There’s this thing called the arts. Audiences flock to bold, engaging… Read More