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A Fascinating, Yet Misguided, Perspective On The Hartford Dispute

Although there hasn’t been very much along the lines of news to report via the ongoing Hartford Symphony Orchestra (HSO) labor dispute, there is one item worth exploring that might shed some insight into why the situation won’t likely improve regardless the outcome. Although we don’t usually examine op-ed posts, there is one from the […]

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Less Than One Month To Prepare for #NAMPC 2015

There’s less than one month to get ready for the 2015 NAMP Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah and if you haven’t registered and made your travel and lodging arrangements, you are going to want to get that monkey off your back sooner than later. As mentioned back in May, I’ll be leading a session on Sunday, November 8, […]

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Don’t Wait, Start Thinking About The End Of The Season Now

Sure, even though the 2015/16 season is barely out of the gate you should begin thinking about the end of the season, in particular, putting together a Year-in-Review microsite to help document what your organization will achieve along with serving as an enormously valuable development resource tool. In order to help you get on the […]

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At Least It Isn’t A Work Stoppage

There’s an intriguing development in the Philadelphia Orchestra negotiations in the form of a six-month consultancy that introduces former John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts CEO Michael Kaiser into the mix…kinda. The Philadelphia Inquirer published an article by Peter Dobrin on 10/6/2015 that reports Kasier will be employed for a period of six […]

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Sometimes It’s Difficult To See The Low Hanging Fruit

Since launching Venture Arts Incubator* last July, a number of applicants have discovered that coming up with solid idea is sometimes harder than they initially imagined. At the same time, there have been some genuinely inspired ideas as well but some recent conversations with colleagues have inspired me to begin compiling a list of business […]

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back For Musicians And Airports

Just when it looked like it might be safe to dip a toe in the waters of airline travel, a recent incident involving the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and flutist Jessica Schmitz at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport should bring some old fashioned Jaws level anxiety back to the process. Norman Lebrecht detailed Schmitz’s account in […]

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Florida Orchestra and Milwaukee Symphony Settle

We have two new entries in our list of mid to large budget orchestras with expired agreements that managed to ratify a new contract without resorting to a work stoppage: The Florida Orchestra and Milwaukee Symphony. Florida Orchestra A new three-year agreement begins reversing several rounds of concessionary agreements with annual improvements in base musician […]

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Your Acoustics Reconnaissance Mission, Should You Accept It…

Among the wave of trends following the economic downturn, moving performance events outside traditional venues is among the more popular. Groups are practically tripping over themselves to set up performances in coffee shops, bars, shopping malls, street corners, mass transit stations, and schools. You’ll even find groups using Semi Trucks, barges, and gargantuan circus tents […]

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