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Negotiation Update: Philly Enters Limited Play & Talk, Chicago Lyric Settles, And More

Following up on our 9/14/2015 list of orchestras with expired agreements, here’s an overview of what’s been going on. Philadelphia Orchestra The employer and musicians initially announced a limited play and talk agreement that will take them through Monday, 9/28/2015, which should come as no surprise that the date falls just after the orchestra is […]

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“Find Your Sanity Amidst Bad News”

At a time when orchestras are branching out into non-traditional mission related activity, it’s important to remember that regardless of how much some of those efforts mean, they shouldn’t degrade traditional efforts. To that end, it always helps staying grounded with something like the following letter to the editor by Mary C. Caliandro was published […]

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Is It Morally Praiseworthy To Do The Right Thing For The Wrong Reasons? (spoiler alert: no)

Transparency within the nonprofit performing arts field has always been a troubling issue, in short, most measures fall far short of where they need to be and the byproducts are a string of internal abuses, financial mismanagement, cronyism, and even embezzlement. So whenever calls for increased transparency are heard, it should be a welcome message […]

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AdaptistrationJobs #Winning

2015 has really been a tipping point year for Adaptistration Jobs; with 12,000 average monthly pageviews, average session lengths over two minutes, and more than 250 registered users creating custom job alerts, the site is solidifying its position as the go-to resource for upwardly mobile arts admin pros and the employers looking to attract them. […]

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Update from the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) is now three years old.   On July 1, we celebrated the third birthday for the historic merger of the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra into one operating entity, the first and only merger of its kind in the United States. As we begin our fourth year […]

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Does Your Orchestra Have An Expired Collective Bargaining Agreement?

Although we’ve already been following two brewing labor disputes at smaller and mid-size budget orchestras, that doesn’t mean there isn’t any negotiating going on among their larger budget peers. Indeed, the majority of larger budget orchestra master agreement expiration dates correspond with the very end or very beginning of their respective season so a quick […]

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Experiencing A WordPress Bug In Chrome? Here’s How To Fix It.

If you’re running the most recent version of Google’s Chrome browser and you’re a WordPress user, you may be noticing some unusual behavior vis-a-vis your admin menus in that they shift around, disappear, and are otherwise difficult to pin down when hovering over them. It’s kind of annoying but in the grand scheme of things, […]

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