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  1. avguste

    avguste Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Guys
    I don't want to stop your enthusiasm,but I think we are going too fast.If we are doing this,lets get it started and lets get this right.
    And like I said,we can use the ISCP site for posting performance opportunities,discussions and such
     
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    The International Society of Collegiate Performers is back online at http://iscp.us
     
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    Cool....
    I suggest you change the link in your footer accordingly. It still does not work.
     
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    Well, I think we got it started in 2004 already and I have probably spent like 1000 hours on Piano Society so far (1 hour per day in 2 1/2 year in avarage). Adding Chris, Erik and Joff's time and we probably reach 2000 hours. The entire site is built on pure enthusiasm and I am willing to discuss this and similar Piano Society issues and ideas on this forum.

    With over 1000 recordings, I think we got it pretty right from the beginning.
     
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    avguste Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Robert,my apologies.A little misunderstanding.
    I was talking about the discussion of my suggestion.
    Didn't mean to offend you guys
     
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    I think this site is perfect. (This from a perfectionist!)
     
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    avguste Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    I agree PJ
    Robert,again,please accept my apologies if I offended you.
    In my comment about getting it right,I was talking about my suggestion
     
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    robert Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    No problems. Unless you comment badly on my haircut...
     
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    avguste Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    LOL
    Understood.
    How about getting this thread back on topic?LOL
     
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    There is a good chance for the Society to get advertised at Texas Christian University.
    My teacher,Tamas Ungar,requested the links and said he would send them to the director of the school of music for announcement
     
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    So,is there a possible interest for the society to have reps in Universities/conservatories?
     
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    Interest for sure but I have no idea how to make it happen. What am I expected to do?
     
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    The International Society Of Collegiate Performers, which was supposed to play a role in this,
    is still nowhere to be found on the web. Both these links provided earlier don't work :

    http://www.iscp.excell.org
    http://iscp.us/

    Is this supposed to be something akin to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, where it is stated that "NSCS has active chapters at 226 colleges and universities nationwide" ?
     
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    The society you refer to techneut and which I opened was shut down because of lack of interest from anyone.

    I am not sure how the NSCS is doing business(even though I am a lifetime member ;) ), however the idea of chapters is about right

    The idea would be basically for the Society to have reps in each city/university/conservatory. Then each one would promote the society to its own community and hopefully begin to organize concerts under the auspices of the society.Let me try to explain my idea with an example and I will use myself,since I know my area and such:

    -The society or myself create posters,handouts and such. Then I would announce the "chapter" (to use techneut's suggestion) as the Texas Piano Society Chapter or something like that(the name is just an example)
    -I post those posters/handouts at my university and send to faculties of other universities within my area(in my area,we have about 2-3 other universities).
    -As membership would be free,I would expect to have many members join in. The only requirement for membership would be to be active on the Piano Society website with recordings and/or forum postings
    -Then as the chapter grows, concerts under the auspices of the Piano Society and the Texas Chapter can happen.
    -If needed, a specific rep per university within the chapter could be named and that rep would report to myself(chapter rep) every 2-3 month with a list of new members and such

    Also,if we combine that with the book that is being done, the society could have its chapters membership free, while selling the upcoming book for about $20

    Not sure if what I just wrote make any sense,but again it is just an idea that may need some tweaking to work.In any case, the above is my thinking
     
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    any comments about the above?
     
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    This would completely violate the original ideas behind Pianosociety.

    Even Robert's idea does not sit well with me. Of course I cannot judge the current debit/credit situation of the site but the beauty of the project was and is that everyone who contributes even only one recording that meets the basic requirements will be treated in the same way as the professionals that dump their entire portfolio on this site as well.

    Maybe the opinions of the conservatories have changed by now since the project has grown quite a bit, but back then none of the conservatories wanted to have much to do with the site.
     
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    I think the issue with conservatories and universities is aggressive promotions and relations with faculty.For example,in my case, I have relations with faculty in Bordeaux(France), in Texas,Kansas,Missouri,Colorado,Lousiana,Michigan.
    Also,what you quoted is not in discussion. I posted a better idea(I think) on october 9th
     
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    Here is again my idea.
    And for those concerned with the universities reaction, the idea is not for them to run the show. Each representative of the society would be in charge of running his section
     

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