How should we measure success in classical music? In bios, we always see how many records a musician has sold, the list of people/ organizations they’ve played with, who they’ve studied with. In a world where classical music is relevant to more people, what do we measure? “What gets measured gets managed,” according to Peter Drucker (famous for his thoughts on management). Should we sell more albums, play with better people, study with ever more famous teachers? How does this make classical music relevant? If we ditch those metrics, what do we use instead? Of course, some things aren’t measurable in neat containers--fun, ingenuity, creativity. How does one measure creativity? It seems you miss the point if you do measure it. Yet, how do we determine the success of our field? Maybe it’s in wonder, enchantment, and magic, the ability to inspire audiences to dream. But how do measure that? I don’t have a clue.