Archive | August, 2005

Into The Fray

Over the past few years I've had the pleasure to serve in a variety of consulting roles for orchestra administrators and musicians. I've also been watching the growing amount of consultants specializing in orchestra related services, some of them deliver stellar work while others, well, don't. Nevertheless, I've noticed a distinct lack of consultants who have a significant amount of firsthand experience from the administrative, board, and musician perspectives. There are some wonderful specialists who do a stellar job at specific tasks but, simply put, there aren't enough individuals who possess enough [...]
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BlogDay 2005

Thanks to my blog neighbor Andrew Taylor for jogging my memory with his post today about BlogDay 2005... Blogday 2005 is an initiative to encourage bloggers to recommend other bloggers on August 31, 2005. I've been meaning to post my own blogroll separate from the other fantastic Blogs here at AJ but just haven't gotten around to it yet. As such, this is a good excuse to start compiling a list, I'm sure I'll be posting more links to this list throughout the day (and if you don't see your blog here [...]
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Screaming Into The Eine Kleine Nacht

The Partial Observer published an article of mine today which discusses some of the issues related to the upcoming onslaught of Mozart performances for this season. In particular, it examines the sordid underbelly of artistic programming and how much of it is dictated by artistic standards as opposed to the bottom line. Personally, I think it's a fascinating side of the business which could stand increased dialogue and understanding among patrons and business insiders. If time permits, we'll take an even closer look at the subject here at a later date.
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Regulated Institutional Transparency Part 2

Yesterday's article presented the concept of Regulated Institutional Transparency, which allows orchestral stakeholders to monitor the artistic, administrative, and governing components of its organization on a continuing basis by means of standardized methods... Regulated Institutional Transparency was one component of a larger program I presented to orchestra musicians attending the 2005 ICSOM convention in San Diego, CA last week. On a fundamental level, it establishes straightforward operating procedures for musicians to gather, disseminate, and analyze organizational data they gather during administrative and board committee meetings. Why bother? The past few years of [...]
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