It’s been just a few months since the launch of Corymbus.co.uk, but what started out over a year ago as my personal blog has now become a site with a variety of voices. It’s been thrilling to be able to feature such insightful and thoughtful writing, and I’m very grateful to those who have contributed. Now, on the cusp of a new year, I thought it would be worthwhile to set out a few thoughts looking ahead.
First of all, in London on February 2nd I will be joining various writers from the classical music world to speak at Music Into Words. It’s the first time we’ve put on this event and it’s something we’re all excited about. I hope to see some Corymbus readers there. Tickets are still available, and you can reserve yours here.
The main objective for this site in 2016 is to increase the breadth of contributions, and bring about a higher turnover of content, without compromising the focus on quality over quantity (and if you would like to write something, I’m keen to hear from you).
Furthermore, in 2016 I aim for the site identity to become more cemented. The emphasis will be on creating a space where people can discover something interesting about classical music, and enrich their understanding of the art form, whatever their background level of familiarity.
In all of this, I need the help of you, the readers. I have created a very short anonymous survey where you can tell me what you’d like to see featured in the future. You can also email me any feedback or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And – in case you’re wondering – Corymbus will always be free to read.
Finally, to keep up to date with all the new content in 2016 I strongly recommend joining the mailing list. You can sign up via the widget midway down the left-hand side panel, or if you’re reading this on a mobile device it may appear at the bottom of the screen.
Here’s to a fruitful 2016. Thanks for reading, and Happy New Year!
Simon Brackenborough is the founder and editor of Corymbus.