The Return Of Orchestra Radio

In his blog post from 4/14/2008, Scanning The Dial co-author, Mike Janssen, examined the idea of arts organizations owning a radio station, or more precisely the FM radio license. In particular, Mike recounted some recent work assisting the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra apply for such a license and his article reminded me that this topic prompted several articles here at Adaptistration back in 2004. As such, it’s high time to take a look at the topic once again…

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Some Belated Thoughts On Columbus

Now that the 2008 Take A Friend To Orchestra program is completed, I can take a moment to properly address something that happened in connection to the ongoing situation at the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO). In particular, the 4/9/2008 edition of the Columbus Dispatch published an article by Michael Grossberg which stands out as the most reprehensible contribution to date among a string of disappointing articles that have been masquerading as acceptable coverage of the CSO’s current situation…

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The 2008 Compensation Reports Are Almost Here

It’s getting close to that time of year again and the 2008 Adaptistration Compensation Reports are on track to come out a little early this year. For those new to the reports, the articles present the most recent compensation information on nearly 300 executive director, music director, concertmaster, and base musician positions throughout 76 ICSOM, IGSOBM, and ROPA orchestral ensembles. There are only a handful of outstanding IRS Form 990’s but once those are delivered, the reports will be ready for publication…

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Calling All Composers!

The American Music Center and American Composers Forum have put together a comprehensive survey with the goal of gathering current data about contemporary composers. Unlike other studies which recently hit the classical music business, I sincerely feel that this study aims to be purely quantitative and will use the raw data to design programs and strategic goals that will best serve their constituents.

As such, if you are a composer or know one who should complete this study, then continue to read the programs s official announcement and follow (or forward) a link to the survey…

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