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Minnesota Musicians Ratify Substitute Pay Disparity Through 2020

On 5/19/2015, the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra (MOMA) ratified a 3.5 year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with their employer, the Minnesota Orchestra Association (MOA). The new agreement begins 2/1/2017 and expires on 8/31/2020; at the beginning of the 2019/20 season, the base musician annual salary with electronic music guarantee (EMG) will by $110,604 and […]

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Time For Updates

Thanks to some recent upgrades in the publishing framework that powers most of my web development work, there are a number of updated pages at Adaptistration and OrchestraConsulting.com. One of the biggest improvements is the ease of creating full width content sections, which you can see in action at the updated Blog Policy & Code […]

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Look Like A Design Genius With These Photoshop Templates

A good Photoshop (PSD) template can save hours of time and frustration when designing branding elements for social media platforms and over the past year, you’ve probably noticed the trend toward larger, full width header images. These look terrific and since every major social media platform functions within a responsive website environment (where content is […]

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Compensation Reports Are On Their Way

The 2015 Orchestra Compensation Reports are in the process of wrapping up. Initially, they were scheduled to be published this week but an unusually large number of requests for clarification in order to get all the necessary pieces of the puzzle in place have slowed the process down enough to justify the small delay. Another […]

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“Did You Know We Were Paying The Musicians?”

Updates are a good thing. So are interns. Put them together and you get a brand new layout for Who’s Minding The Score?. The funniest satire-fortified carton about orchestra life to grace the intertubes. The new design sports lazy loading which means you can get through each cartoon in the series without reloading a single […]

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