Richmond Symphony musicians show business leaders teamwork through Music Paradigm

Posted on: March 14, 2011

In Saturday’s (3/12) Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia), Peter Bacqué writes, “Music and business will combine when the Richmond Symphony joins in the Music Paradigm to demonstrate leadership, responsibility and teamwork in dynamic organizations. The symphony will sponsor the arts-based, interactive experience for business and professional people March 22 at Richmond CenterStage. The Music Paradigm brings a variety of workplace issues to life through the eyes of the orchestra, organizers say. ‘By understanding what goes on … metaphorically in a symphony orchestra,’ said conductor Roger Nierenberg, the Music Paradigm’s creator, ‘you can realize your own opportunities, ones that lie right within your grasp, but that you never had seen before.’ Participants will sit next to the symphony’s musicians in an orchestra setting and be conducted through a half-day series of exercises designed to lead them to solve problems as a group. … The Music Paradigm’s exercises help illustrate key qualities of high-performing business teams, providing entertaining lessons about leading, communicating and working together. … The Music Paradigm also will show that the Richmond Symphony is not only a group of musicians playing on stage, but also a resource to inspire creative leadership, said Frazier Millner, the symphony’s director of advancement and patron communications.”

Posted March 14, 2011