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OCSM Keynote Address: Fourth Generation Theory

On Thursday, August 16, 2013 I had the honor of delivering the keynote address for the 2013 Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians (OCSM) Conference and I wanted to share the slides and a transcription of the speech with Adaptistration’s readers. But first, a few provisos for context: The Q&A session at the end was fascinating as a number of delegates presented some very thoughtful questions and observations. Those aren’t something that can be shared here but I’m happy to answer questions from readers via comments so feel free to send something in.

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Things That Make You Go Buh?!? AFM Leadership

What do you call a $10,000 discretionary spending account over and above existing annual compensation, travel expenses, and departmental budgets? Oh, and did I mention that each executive with the mad money privileges will not be required to make an accounting of what or how they spend those funds. If you’re the current leadership of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), you call it Recommendation #24 for changes to the Federation bylaws… (more…)

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