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Binghamton Cancels Opening Concert. Reasons Unclear.

The latest labor dispute to cancel scheduled 2015-2016 concert event activity transpired this week at New York’s Binghamton Philharmonic. The orchestra’s board made the decision to cancel their opening concert after failing to reach a mediated agreement with musicians for a new collective bargaining agreement after the previous agreement expired on 5/21/15. The orchestra’s FY2012 […]

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ICSOM’s Conference Sidesteps Equal Pay For Equal Work And Substitute Parity

Toward the end of summer, the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians (ICSOM), a players’ conference within the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) that represents over 4,000 regularly employed orchestra musicians from 52 professional US orchestras, holds its annual conference and this year’s event is in Philadelphia from 8/26/15 through 8/29/15. Traditionally, ICSOM conferences are […]

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Adaptistration’s Most Popular Content Is…

Well this is a surprise. It’s been awhile since I went digging through metrics data stretching back though the time Adaptistration started using Google Analytics (late 2008), but some recent data mining uncovered that within the last year, a new post has risen to the number one spot for most visited content: Orchestra Financial Reports. […]

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What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Transforming The Field

On 8/7/2015, Americans For The Arts published an article by Jason Tseng (h/t @YouveCottMail) titled What We Talk About When We Talk About Transforming The Field that introduces a frank conversation about disparity and arts funding. You should absolutely take the time to read the full piece as there are a number of superb ideas; […]

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Better Marketing Copy Though GiaS (Girl-In-A-Starbucks)

Joe Goetz is back to blogging at Scanning The Dial and his first foray is a terrific post about the way arts orgs, orchestras in particular, communicate what they do in marketing materials; spoiler alert: it’s pretty drab. Goetz references a 7/1/2015 post from marketing consultant Trevor O’Donnell about applying the Gal-in-a-Starbucks (GiaS) test to […]

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