Archive | June, 2007

2007 CM

2007 Compensation Report: ICSOM Concertmasters

The final installment of the 2007 Adaptistration Compensation Reports will examine the compensation levels for International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians (ICSOM) concertmasters… Who Is This Concertmaster Person? For those not already familiar with what the concertmaster position is in any given orchestra, this is the title reserved for the principal seat among the 1st violin section. It is also, more often than not, the individual you see walking out on stage at the beginning of the concert to initiate the orchestra’s tuning process before the conductor comes out. Although concertmasters […]

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2007 Compensation Report: ICSOM Music Directors

Following a season where the average International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians (ICSOM) music director saw a slight dip in average income, 2004-2005 increases more than made up for those small losses… Where The Numbers Come From All data presented in these reports coincide with the corresponding documentation from the 2004-2005 season. In order to provide information that is as accurate as possible, data is gathered from the following sources: Music Director Compensation figures were obtained from their respective orchestra’s IRS Form 990 for the 2004-2005 concert season. Total Ensemble Expenditures […]

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2007 MD ROPA

2007 Compensation Report: ROPA Music Directors

If you were the music director for a Regional Orchestra Players Association (ROPA) ensemble during the 2004-2005 season, it is likely that you experienced the most significant percentage increase in compensation since before 2000… Where The Numbers Come From The data presented in this report coincides with the corresponding documentation from the 2004-2005 season. In order to provide information that is as accurate as possible, data is gathered from the following sources: Music Director Compensation figures were obtained from their respective orchestra’s IRS Form 990 for the 2004-2005 concert season. Total Ensemble […]

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2007 Compensation Report: ICSOM Executive Directors

Not unlike the previous season, the Executive Shuffle was a popular dance among ICSOM executive directors. In fact, 16% of the ICSOM symphonic ensembles had executive compensation figures which were impacted by a change in executive leadership… Where The Numbers Come From The data presented in this report coincides with the corresponding documentation from the 2004-2005 season. In order to provide information that is as accurate as possible, data is gathered from the following sources: Executive Director (also called president and/or CEO) Compensation figures were obtained from their respective orchestra’s IRS Form […]

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Negotiation Special Update: No Confidence In Omaha

According to a statement released by the Omaha Symphony Musicians Organization on June 22, the musicians have passed a Vote of No Confidence in Omaha Symphony President & CEO Rob Hallam... According to the statement, although the exact vote tally was not released, there where no votes in opposition. Currently, collective bargaining negotiations between the Omaha Symphony musicians and management have ground to a halt and the musicians' No Confidence vote is a result of what they defined as Mr. Hallam's "failure to lead the organization effectively and efficiently despite spending hundreds [...]
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