“I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired.” Those were the first words out of an executive’s mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend…
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With all this talk about diminishing classical music coverage in traditional media outlets, I think it is appropriate to mention that new forums of discourse seem to be popping up all the time... For example, there is an excellent blog that gives you some first hand insight into being an orchestral musician. Michael Hovnanian's CSO [...]
Things aren't looking too good for the future of music criticism at traditional media outlets. Last week, the major newspapers in Atlanta and Minneapolis announced that they are doing away with their full-time music critics. Nevertheless, could orchestras have actually been a contributing factor behind these recent cuts... Even though this seemingly fundamental shift in [...]
As June ushers in the final weeks for most orchestras (and a transition into "summer mode" for the 52 week crowd) there are big things afoot on the horizon at Adaptistration... First, 2007 Compensation Reports are coming soon. Always a popular topic, this week-long installment examines trends in compensation figures for more than 70 professional [...]