Archive | May, 2016

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Kitten Pics Or News About Peter Gelb? It’s Your Choice.

There isn’t much that will distract me from blogging but adopting a 12-week old kitten is decidedly one of those exceptions to the rule. Consequently, you have two choices for today’s post… Door #1: Peter Gelb News For those of you who absolutely, positively must have a suitable culture blog topic, you should swing by two articles by Norman Lebrecht. Never one to mince words, Lebrecht focuses his attention on The Metropolitan Opera and its General Manager, Peter Gelb. Standpoint Magazine published an article written by Lebrecht that takes an unfiltered look at […]

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Let There Be Taxonomy!

You may not know it, but taxonomy is an integral part of your online life. Taxonomy is a fancy word that simply means how content management systems classify, organize, and display content. For example, here at Adaptation you’ll find the two most common types of taxonomy: categories and tags. The latter is used primarily to associate a specific organization with posts; in turn, this makes it easier for you to find articles written about the Nashville Symphony or the American Federation of Musicians. The former typically encompasses topics like negotiations, marketing, or […]

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Job Listings Are Bustin’ Out All Over

It’s almost June and listings at Adaptistration Jobs are bustin’ out all over! The west coast seems to be the place to go with a quartet of new featured listings from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and one full time opening and an internship from the Pacific Symphony. Speaking of duos, there are a pair of openings at Spokane Symphony and if you want to get out of the US entirely (maybe not a bad idea after November), there is an opening at the Winnipeg Symphony. What’s that, you don’t want to […]

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Don’t Get Left In The Dark

I can’t remember the last time a week went by and someone didn’t send me a link to a video an orchestra. Initially, these were limited to larger budget groups but the onset of affordable 4k video in smartphones has opened the floodgates. But just because you have a tool, doesn’t mean you’re ready to use it and two areas where in-house videos tend to suffer are lighting and sound. For most, the former is an easier nut to crack than the latter and to that end, I published an article at […]

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