Phil U: Help write the next chapter of The Phil’s story
It’s easy to think that classical music just happens. A long time
ago, some guy scribbled some stuff on paper. Hundreds of years later,
people wearing black pull their instruments out of cases, play the notes
that dead guy wrote, and then go back home.
There’s so much more
to it, though. Every performance, every piece, every note is the result
of hundreds of different stories, and we like to think that every
patron leaves The Phil with a new story of their own.
We want to
help you share your stories. To that end, we’re dusting off the Phil U
name and re-imagining the program as a way to give young professionals
unprecedented access to The Phil and a chance to tell their own tales.
the course of the 2012/13 season, members of Phil U will receive
complimentary tickets to ten Phil concerts, as well as access to special
events designed to give participants a look at what goes on behind the
scenes. In return, we ask that Phil U members blog, vlog, Tweet or
Facebook about the experiences they’re having with The Phil.
not trying to turn you into an army of marketers. We would like to find
out, in your own words, what you love about The Phil, and what we can
do to make the concert-going experience better for people who aren’t the
“traditional demographic” for classical music.
re-Tweet and link to the pieces that make us think, but you’ll always
own all of your work. We’re hoping this results in a ton of interesting
work and conversations about orchestras, classical music, the performing
arts, Fort Wayne, and (especially) your experiences as a patron.
There’s more to going to The Phil than just listening to the notes. This season, we want to hear your stories.Here’s what we need from you:
shoot an e-mail to Alex Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name, age, and a paragraph or two about why you’re a good fit
for Phil U. Be sure to include a link to your favorite thing you’ve
made on the Internet, whether that’s a blog post, a photo, or even just a
really well-crafted tweet.
We’ll announce this year’s Phil U
class on September 17, so we need your submission by Friday, September
14. We look forward to swapping stories with you!