Neo Classical Article: I recently published a new article on my column at Partial Observer entitled Musical Fortune Cookies – Recalling the memories that make music special. It’s a light hearted piece that has a great story of exactly how you shouldn’t behave at an opera concert. It’s worth the time, so go look.
Some more feedback from the compensation articles: I’ve received many, many responses, (even one which included a really neat graph to illustrate how off base I was with a particular comparison but I didn’t buy it) many of which will undoubtedly pop up in some Reader Responses over the next week. If I haven’t responded to your email, hang tight, it’s on the way.
Quite a few of the emails I read mentioned how interested they were in reading about the discrepancy between staffers typically referred to as coordinators and their managers, and the differences between levels of pay among different musicians. Unfortunately, those salary levels are not listed in the IRS 990 forms so acquiring the information for that type of analysis is difficult to obtain. But I’ll do my best and perhaps there’s a generous orchestra executive willing to share the info anonymously.
More on Interlochen: To all of you alumni who have written in I give you my sincerest thanks. Sharing your experiences and passionate opinions are of great assistance. If there are any more of you out there who were wondering if you should write in, stop wondering and click this link. It only takes a second, you can remain completely anonymous, and every opinion is important.