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Janelle Gelfand on the classical music scene

Janelle's pen has taken her to Japan, China, Carnegie Hall, Europe (twice), East and West Coasts, and Florida. In fact, Janelle was the first Enquirer reporter to report from Europe via e-mail -- in 1995.

Janelle began writing for the Cincinnati Enquirer as a stringer in 1991 while writing a Ph.D. dissertation in musicology at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She joined the Enquirer staff in 1993.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she graduated from Stanford University, Janelle has lived in Cincinnati for more than 30 years. In her free time, this pianist plays chamber music with her circle of musical friends in Cincinnati.

She covers the Cincinnati Symphony, May Festival and Cincinnati Opera, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, chamber music ensembles, and as many recitals and events at CCM and NKU as possible.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The high cost of playing gigs for freelancers

The news coming out of Columbus reminds me of how many freelance musicians live in our area (partly thanks to CCM), who drive to Columbus, Dayton, Charleston, Louisville and other areas to work. But now that gas is through the roof, what's happening to their expenses? Take a look at this excellent analysis on this blog.

Are you a freelance musician? Is driving all the way to Columbus cutting into your earnings?


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