Peter Dobrin Couldn’t Be More Right

Philadelphia Inquirer music critic, Peter Dobrin, deserves the recognition for being the only mainstream media journalist to hit the bull’s-eye when it comes to this nonsense in Baltimore. His article in Sunday’s Inquirer isn’t about glass ceilings, famous firsts, sexism, elitism, or any other “-ism”. Instead, it’s about what really matters…

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BSO’s Glicker: “We Need To Teach The Musicians A Lesson”

Throughout the course of the past week, there has been much discussion about the recent appointment of Baltimore’s new music director. From the very onset of that discussion, the bulk of the major media outlets have been focusing on the appointee and the resulting conflict between the BSO’s musicians and executive leaders….

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Richard Dyer Couldn’t Be More Wrong

Richard Dyer’s article appearing in today’s Boston Globe should receive an award for being the only article about this mess in Baltimore which comes as far away as possible from hitting the mark…

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2005 Compensation Report: ICSOM Music Directors

Next in this series of compensation reports is the comparison between music directors, concertmasters, and base musicians for ICSOM & IGSOBM ensembles. Much like their administrative counterparts, music directors serve as the executive “manager” for nearly all things artistic, at the top level, within an orchestra (although that model is beginning to change). As such, they should be subject to the same amount of scrutiny regarding their level of performance on …

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