As Seen In…

A recent pair of posts from Bruce Hembd at about his recent efforts into tracking where his content was popping up over the web got me thinking (and his findings are fascinating: here and here). It made me wonder how many times Adaptistration has been appearing (legitimately) in non-blog formats over the past several years. As it turns out, the list is humbling and it’s an honor to be used as a positive resource in such a diverse group of media outlets. My apologies to any outlet I may have inadvertently excluded…


  1. New York Times
  2. Wall Street Journal
  3. Chicago Tribune
  4. Chicago Sun-Times
  5. Boston Globe
  6. Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  7. Dallas Daily News
  8. Dallas Morning News
  9. Baltimore Sun
  10. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  11. Detroit Free Press
  12. Cincinnati Enquirer
  13. Houston Chronicle
  14. New Jersey Star-Ledger
  15. Washington Post
  16. Minneapolis/St. Paul Star-Tribune
  17. St. Louis Post Dispatch
  18. Salt Lake Tribune
  19. The Tennessean
  20. Kansas City Star
  21. Ohio Beacon Journal
  22. Syracuse Post Standard
  23. Shreveport Times
  24. Louisville Courier-Journal
  25. Omaha World-Herald
  26. San Jose Mercury-News
  27. St. Petersburg Times
  28. Las Vegas Weekly
  29. Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette
  30. Nashville City Paper
  31. Traverse City Record Eagle
  32. The Guardian Unlimited (UK)
  33. The Evening Standard (UK)
  34. Melbourne Age (AU)
  35. The Scotsman (UK)


  1. City Arts (Seattle)
  2. Baltimore Style
  3. Richmond Style
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Trade Journals

  1. International Musician
  2. League of American Orchestras
  3. Musical America
  4. The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  5. Association of California Symphony Orchestras
  6. National Association of Music Education (MENC)
  7. Strings Magazine
  8. American Viola Society
  9. International Bassists Society
  10. International Ticketing Association
  11. University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication
  12. World Clarinet Alliance
  13. International Tuba Euphonium Association
  14. The Oberlin Review
  15. Wisconsin Arts Board
  16. Music Council of Australia

New Media Sources

  2. Americans for the Arts
  3. Arts Journal
  4. (AU)
  5. Australian National Forum
  7. Bopnews
  8. Community Arts Network
  9. Crosscut Seattle
  10. Daily Kos
  13. La Scena Musicale
  14. New Music Box
  15. Oregon Live
  16. Playbill
  18. San Francisco Classical Voice
  19. Women Artists

Broadcast Appearances

  1. WNYC – Soundcheck
  2. NPR – All Things Considered
  3. NPR – Weekend Edition
  4. CBC One – Definitely Not The Opera
  5. WTOP – D.C. all-news radio
  6. WHFR – Detroit
  7. KUVE – Austin Radio
  8. KBAQ – Arizona radio
  9. Michigan Radio – NPR affiliates
  10. WTVH – Syracuse CBS affiliate
  11. WWNO – New Orleans Radio
  12. WWLTV – New Orleans CBS Affiliate
  13. WBUR – Boston Radio
  14. Inside Indiana Business – TV & Radio

    About Drew McManus

    "I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

    I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

    In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

    For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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