The New World Before Us
As we enter a new way of working and relating with students, colleagues, and friends, CMS members are busy adapting, reaching out, becoming familiar with new technologies, and reassuring students that they are going to be okay. Let us reserve a large dose of empathy for ourselves, as professionals working both inside and beyond the academy – with the understanding or hope - that we too, will be able to draw upon stores of resilience, grace, and grit over the coming months. As you might have foreseen, the College Music Society’s finances have been negatively affected by the decreased revenues brought in over the past two months, a consequence of fewer advertisements and professional notices. In the coming week, you will receive a letter from me, appealing to members to contribute funds now so that the CMS national office can remain afloat. I do not take such an appeal lightly; this is a significant call to action, one that I would not put forward, if it were not truly necessary. I hope that you will respond as you are able, when you receive the mailing.