to our Summer edition of Music Notes. Has it been only four months since
the MPC? It seems an eternity ago. Must be due to the race against the
clock every day to see how much can be done for both WOSU and AMPPR.
I thought you might enjoy a bit of a
behind-the-scenes look at what your AMPPR Board of Directors has been up
to since the MPC last February. Considering the fact that this is a volunteer
board in every sense of the word, I think you’ll be amazed and appreciative
of how much has been accomplished. Here are just a few high points of the
ongoing work by those involved in keeping AMPPR successful, growing, and
What’s next, you ask? Lots! Work continues
to develop the agenda; to find sponsors, exhibitors, and performers for
MPC 41 in San Diego; and to publicize our first-time appearance at the
PRPD as presenters. We continue to plan with our European broadcasting
colleagues for the first-ever world symposium about classical music on
the radio, to be held in Amsterdam in November, 2003. I head to D.C. soon
for an NPR “Performance Today” Programming Exercise. This, and so much
Put finishing touches on MPC 40—paid the bills, balanced the account, wrote
thank you notes, stored AV equipment and signs, processed tape orders for
MPC sessions, designed/distributed/evaluated MPC surveys forms.
Assembled “photo album” of Savannah pictures on the web.
Designed Robert J Lurtsema scholarship winner certificate and Robert J
Scholarship page on AMPPR web site.
Designed and premiered the on-line newsletter version of Music Notes with
the Spring issue in two formats, PDF and HTML.
Launched search for conference site/hotel for 2004 MPC. Successfully negotiated
contract with Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort.
Completed annual audit of financial records. Filed tax report.
Found a new announcer coach and keynote speaker for MPC 41 in San Diego.
Signed contract with Conference Group Inc. (Betty Weaver, Joanie Purvis)
for MPC 41. Welcome back, Ladies!
Planned/scheduled two pre-conference sessions for the PRPD on Wednesday,
September 18. NPR’s Ben Roe and BBC’s John Evans will speak and answer
Participated in the initial setup establishing questions and methodology
for the PRPD Core Values Classical Music Project.
Elected a replacement to fill Tony Hanover’s seat on the AMPPR Board.
Designed new AMPPR banner for conferences.
I hope this brief overview gives
you an idea of how much AMPPR does year round. We believe in public radio,
we believe in music, and we believe in you. That’s why we’re committed
to doing all that we can. Please feel free to let us know how we’re doing.
Looking forward to seeing you in Cincinnati
on September 18th at the PRPD!
1999-2002 Association of Music Personnel in Public Radio