Have we ever considered using iPads for the musicians instead of printed music?
Our Director of Operations Eric Mathis gives us the answer:
“We have not, but I wouldn’t be too surprised if someone out there was using them in certain situations. It’s not really all that practical for orchestra musicians who need to be able to write all kinds of markings into their parts during rehearsals leading up to the performance. iPads would be more for a chamber group’s “gig book” which typically has a huge amount of music for all occasions. The individual musicians know all the music well enough that they aren’t rehearsing it much anymore and don’t need to be making notes, edits, etc. In Halifax, the Rhapsody Quintet uses iPads effectively for this purpose.”