Do You Really Want To Lead With Scorched Earth Tactics?

If nothing else, this business is never dull. Yesterday’s Kansas City Star published an article by Dan Margolies which reports that the Kansas City Symphony filled a lawsuit against Missouri’s General Assembly for failing to provide arts funding as promised via decade old legislature…

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Seeing Adaptistration

Although there’s much to love about the MoveableType blogging platform, I do wish it were easier to embed photographs and graphics in articles. Quite often, I am unable to include a number of photos and graphics due to time and formatting constraints. As such, I’ve decided to create an online gallery for all of the photos used here at Adaptistration in addition to the mound that don’t make it into the final cut. Think of it like Adaptistration bonus material…

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Peering Behind The Curtain Of Pay-Per-Student Teaching

Back in October, 2006 system dynamics expert Bill Harris and I released a systems model that not only maps the lifecycle of a professional musician but it explores methods to improve the sustainability of the classical music business. One component of that model defined the growing demand for private teaching and recently, I ran across a blog entry from Chicago area bassist Jason Heath examining a little known, but important, issue that is a dynamic effect from the model Bill and I developed…

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Back To Work

I hope everyone had some time to relax and enjoy the holiday season but now it is time to get back to business. I’m taking most of today to catch up on all of the email and phone messages that have stacked up over the past four days but starting tomorrow, the blogging begins in earnest. In the meantime, some readers took a moment to post some intriguing first hand observations …

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I’m Off To Tuba Christmas – Chicago

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You mean you don’t know what Tuba Christmas is? In a nutshell, it is a holiday celebration that takes place in hundreds of cities across the country… Literally, thousands of tuba and euphonium players come together to play traditional and contemporary Christmas carols in the spirit of the holiday. The Chicago area event will take place at 3:30 p.m., in the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 East Monroe Street – Grand …

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