As June ushers in the final weeks for most orchestras (and a transition into “summer mode” for the 52 week crowd) there are big things afoot on the horizon at Adaptistration…
First, 2007 Compensation Reports are coming soon. Always a popular topic, this week-long installment examines trends in compensation figures for more than 70 professional orchestras.
Next, after years of reading emails asking why I don’t write about the musicians’ union the same way I write about orchestra administrators (although please keep in mind, this is a blog about orchestra management) you can expect an article examining some recent developments within the American Federation of Musicians which, collectively, could have a significant impact on the entire orchestra field.
Next, ever since the news was announced on May 9th, 2007 there isn’t a weekday that passes where a reader doesn’t ask when I’ll publish something about the situation developing in Buffalo over the alleged discrimination based dismissal charges filed by former oboist J. Bud Roach. Rest assured; you’ll see something published on these issues in June.
Finally, following this week’s Philadelphia Inquirer article by David Patrick Stearns on the value of free concerts I am finally going to finish up a series of articles on the topic that have been on the back-burner for far too long.