Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure to serve in a variety of consulting roles for orchestra administrators and musicians. I’ve also been watching the growing amount of consultants specializing in orchestra related services, some of them deliver stellar work while others, well, don’t. Nevertheless, I’ve noticed a distinct lack of consultants who have a significant amount of firsthand experience from the administrative, board, and musician perspectives.
There are some wonderful specialists who do a stellar job at specific tasks but, simply put, there aren’t enough individuals who possess enough inclusive experience to serve the needs of all three constituents with equal capacity.
In the 22 months Adaptistration has been operational, I’ve been able to identify a number of very unique concerns which are only being adequately addressed by no more than a handful of individuals currently in or out of the business. The result is they are not able to supply services for the intense amount of demand currently being generated.
As such, I’ve decided it’s high time to wade into the waters of regular consulting work. I’m taking this opportunity to officially announce my consulting services to the stakeholders throughout the orchestra world; boards, managers, musicians, and volunteers.
You can find additional details at my consulting website: drewmcmanus.net where you’ll find my extended biography, philosophy on the business, and what I have to offer as an orchestra consultant and as a lecturer.