Q. How can CutTime be sure its methods are working?

A. Objective metrics take considerable time and money to collect; time and money we’d rather apply to operations and programs, esp. understanding that the best signs of success are verbal and anecdotal. Over the years, CutTime has collected priceless praises:

  • Bar and restaurant owners/managers recognizing the potential for this alternative
  • A homeless man calling classical beautiful music
  • The hipster declaring, It’s a great sound
  • An elderly woman tearfully recalling learning violin in school
  • A middle-aged black woman bringing her violin to join us for Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • A 15 year-old composer premiering his 3rd string quartet before a surprised audience
  • Some elders tearing up (shining eyes)
  • Some young adults stop talking and texting to actually watch and listen for a time
  • Seasoned orchestra musicians saying, “I LOVE what you’re doing: it is SO needed.”
  • Seasoned orchestra managers saying, “I wish we had MORE musicians doing what you’re doing.”

CutTime inspires new listeners and musicians with humble-yet-bold classical events.
We seek to help communities and classical ideas to sustain each other. (Humanities) Ours is a mission of love (agape) we know will spread in positive-yet-unpredictable ways.
Won’t you please join us?


  • Support the overall CutTime Project with a donation thru 501(c)3 Fractured Atlas.

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CutTime® is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization.  Contributions for the charitable purposes of CutTime must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.