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An Updated Look At Top-Tier Musician Compensation

With all the news surrounding Cleveland Orchestra’s ongoing labor negotiations, it made sense to revise and double check the base musician compensation figures for the highest budget ensembles. As it turned out, the Cleveland Plain Dealer requested exactly that for an article they published on 1/6/2010 so the timing worked out nicely. As a result […]

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Top 5 highest percent increase in compensation among ROPA music directors for the 2006/07 season.

2009 Compensation Report: ROPA Music Directors

Even though the 2006/07 season provided the average Regional Orchestra Players Association (ROPA) music director with reasonable improvements in compensation, there is no doubt that this group of stakeholders is well compensated for expected levels of commitment as compared to executive and musician stakeholders… (more…)

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2009 Compensation Report: ROPA Executives

If you were the CEO or executive director for a ROPA orchestra in the 2006/07 season, odds are you enjoyed a healthy increase in compensation. In fact, the average executive compensation (for those working a full season) increased at a rate three times greater than the percent increase in total expenditures while base musician compensation […]

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Top 5 highest percent increase in compensation among ICSOM/IGSOBM music directors for the 2006/07 season.

2009 Compensation Report: ICSOM Music Directors

Although the 2006/07 season didn’t bestow the average ICSOM music director with outlandish improvements in compensation, many of these stakeholders managed to set all time high compensation levels at his/her respective organization. Moreover, one conductor set a new record for the entire field with an annual compensation totaling nearly $3,000,000… (more…)

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Top 10 Highest Paid ICSOM/IGSOBM Executives

2009 Compensation Report: ICSOM Executives

If you were the CEO or Executive Director for an ICSOM orchestra in the 2006/07 season, odds are you enjoyed a sizeable increase in compensation. Not entirely unlike for profit executives in that period (but certainly not to the same degree), orchestra executive compensation skyrocketed during this time when most orchestras in the business had […]

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