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Minnesota Patron Stakeholder Group Gets Aggressive

On 11/20/2013, the Minneapolis based patron stakeholder group, Save Our Symphony Minnesota (SOSMN) gave a public presentation titled The MOA [Minnesota Orchestra Association] Debacle: Unlocking The Truth where they levied a host of allegations against the MOA board and executive leadership including, but not limited to: cooking the books, deliberately misusing endowment funds, and intentionally […]

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Scanning The Dial Gets A New Co-Author

A bit of promotional cross-pollination today in that I’m very pleased to report that Scanning The Dial introduced a new co-author this week: Emily Kurlinski. Emily lives, eats, breathes, and sleeps radio and music in Chattanooga, TN and she joins veteran classical music radio blogger Marty Ronish as the third co-author since the blog was […]

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It’s Veterans Day

Try to take a few moments to remember the reason for the holiday and remember that the single largest employer of full-time professional musicians is the United States Armed Forces…

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Editorial Cartoon: Rigor Mortis

Adaptistration’s editorial cartoonist, Paul Dixon, is concerned about the Minnesota Orchestra Association’s (MOA) direction and decided it was high time to say something about it. And since today marks the threshold for when MOA music director Osmo Vanska announced he would resign at any moment if the lockout isn’t ended and the ensemble is back […]

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Get Your Metrics On

Earlier this week, Joe Patti published an interesting article at Butts In the Seats about getting more out of your website metrics by following the blog Google for Nonprofits and it made me recall a superb nuts and bolts style post a month ago by Ned Dwyer on how to get serious about using Google […]

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Three Things To Watch In Nashville

Over the weekend, news reports from Nashville indicate a deal between the Nashville Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and Bank of America (BoA) may be announced as early as today. Multiple sources claim long time NSO supporter Martha Ingram maybe the new variable in the equation, nonetheless, here are three things crucial to the NSO’s potential success you need […]

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Loving A Cello Shouldn’t Be This Rough

There’s a wonderfully clever short film making the rounds by cellist Nicholas Canellakis titled the musician’s breakup that reinforces the bond between musician and instrument that’s different than the usual take by taking more of an anthropomorphic approach that is both humorous and touching. It’s well worth your time.

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Heading To St. Louis

I’m off to the 29th Annual Conductors Guild Conference, I’ll be there from Saturday, 6/15/13 through Monday, 6/17/2013 serving as a mentor for one-on-one sessions with conference attendees. I’ll be available to discuss the finer points of career development, starting and managing your own ensemble, networking, and more. If you’re attending the conference, you can […]

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