From a recent article in Event Solution Magazine:
Being a composer of music, I have often been curious about the similarities between orchestrating a symphonic composition and orchestrating an event. More than a clever cliché, I do believe it was my studies in music that was the basis for my success in the event industry. Even though my studies eventually led to a degree in Commercial Music from Oakland University in Michigan, I had years of studying classical music. Classical music has a very mathematical aspect to it and contains a very precise series of formulas and repetition that have a “cause and effect” outcome. When you closely listen to classical music, you hear a repetitive pattern of questions and their answers are presented in musical phrases. You don’t need to be a student of music to hear this…you just have to listen carefully.