Archive | June, 2015

new index pages

New And Improved Orchestra Compensation Resources

Now that the 2015 Orchestra Compensation Reports are all wrapped up, it was time to update the compensation reports index page, which is where you can find direct links to articles in the annual series stretching back to 2005, that’s eleven years of articles! The new compensation reports index page features a graphic interface that works even better than before on mobile devices. You can also find an updated Financial Reports index page which has a mobile friendly update along with an updated DOA link form to report any URLs that no […]

Continue Reading
Adaptistration People 157

How The Supreme Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriages Will Impact Orchestras

In the wake of the landmark United States Supreme Court ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges, employers that offer spousal benefits will be required to do so for same sex couples. An article in the 6/26/2015 edition of The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) by Rachel Emma Silverman reviews the FAQs that impact employers as a whole and is a good resource for orchestras. By and large, orchestras are comparatively progressive employers in that a number of institutions in states that previously banned same-sex marriage and/or denied same-sex partners spousal benefits have already adopted […]

Continue Reading
2015 Compensation Reports The Big Picture

2015 Orchestra Compensation Reports: The Big Picture

Too Much Information! 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 and it seems that adding more orchestras in this year’s reports tripped the threshold for how much info the responsive charts could process (those are the nice info tables that rearrange everything into single columns on smaller devices, like Smartphones, so it is easier to read). Consequently, we’re going to go old-school and use a standard html table. Yes, a little […]

Continue Reading
2015 Compensation Reports Concertmasters

2015 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Concertmasters

For the second season in a row, the average concertmaster experienced a decline in compensation, although that statistic is a bit misleading thanks to an unusual spike in the 2010/11 season for a single concertmaster with record setting compensation. When that figure is filtered out the equation, average concertmaster compensation had a small increase from 2010/11 to 2011/12 then a 2.69 percent drop from 2011/12 to 2012/13. Otherwise, the 2012/13 season didn’t witness any unusual items other than one positive move in the form of a new entry into the list of […]

Continue Reading
2015 Compensation Reports Music Directors

2015 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Music Directors

For the average music director, the 2012/13 season was a good year financially; although a few high profile positions remained vacant that season, such as Boston and Philadelphia, brought the average increase lower than it would have been otherwise, most music directors saw their earnings increase by 3.43 percent. The Information In order to provide information that is as accurate as possible, info from the 2012/13 season is gathered from the following sources: Music Director compensation figures were obtained from their respective orchestra’s IRS Form 990 for the 2012/13 concert season. Total Expenditures were […]

Continue Reading
Navigation

Send this to friend