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Orchestra Compensation Reports 2016 The Big Picture

2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports: The Big Picture

For the past few years, one of the most popular items in the orchestra compensation reports is a big picture overview of all compensation alongside Total Expenditure figures. So if you’ve been looking for something that shows all of the report values in a single chart, this article is exactly what you’ve been looking for. […]

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Orchestra Compensation Reports 2016 Concertmasters

2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Concertmasters

Since the economic downturn, concertmaster compensation has failed to keep pace with executive and music director stakeholders and for the 2013/14 season, they were the only group to experience a decline in average compensation (-0.19 percent). Otherwise, the 2013/14 season didn’t witness any unusual items other than one positive note in the form of a […]

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Orchestra Compensation Reports 2016 Music Directors

2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Music Directors

If you were a music director (MD) during the 2013/14 season, odds are you generated pretty much the same amount of income as the previous season. Having said that, you may have also enjoyed one of the largest average increases in the past 15 years. Confused? Don’t worry, you should be as it was a […]

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Orchestra Compensation Reports 2016 Executives

2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Executives

When it comes to executive compensation, the 2013/14 season was the first in a while where a number of the traditionally highest paying executive positions which went unfilled for a number of years were finally occupied. As a result, this year’s reports produced a more realistic average compensation figure for this particular group of stakeholders. […]

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Orchestra Compensation Reports 2016 Introduction

2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Introduction

As is the case with every annual orchestra compensation report, the most important element to keep in mind is these figures encompass the 2013/14 season and not the current season. Although it isn’t unusual to expect that the most recent figures available would cover the previous season, that’s not how things work thanks to a […]

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Is There A Color Ugly Enough To Hurt Ticket Sales?

It is no secret that good color palettes implemented effectively can help sell tickets and inspire donations, but are there colors that can discourage revenue generation? According to research sponsored by the Australian government, the answer is “yes.” The Aussie’s want to discourage cigarette smoking and part of some recent government sponsored efforts include identifying […]

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There Was A Strike In Chicago?

In the early evening of Tuesday, 6/14/2016, Lawrence A. Johnson broke the news via an article at ChicagoClassicalReview.com that the Grant Park Music Festival (GPMF) announced that they were cancelling their opening night concert on Wednesday, 6/15/2016 due to a musician’s strike. The Chicago Sun-Times and Tribune quickly confirmed but all of the reports were […]

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Orchestra Compensation Reports Are Right Around The Corner

Next week is the beginning of the 2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports, an annual series that examines the compensation trends among orchestra executives, music directors and concertmasters, at more than 65 professional U.S. orchestras. To date, the lion’s share of data entry is complete which means all that’s left is compiling the figures and preparing the […]

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