The good news is you don’t have to wait until June 7 for the 2010 Orchestra Compensation Reports; they’re available right now at Adaptistration Premium. The great news is the new and improved data management tables that were designed especially for the compensation info are in place and fully operational. There is no bad news. If you already have a subscription to Adaptistration Premium, you should have received an email announcement this morning about the updates and if you don’t have a subscription (yet), you can still take a sneak peek…
Sample data tables for the historical compensation charts as well as the comparative overview charts are up and running and waiting for you to play with. The historical charts now contain eight seasons worth of data, all the way back to 1999. The comparative charts allow you to examine the latest compensation data for each stakeholder group (Executives, Music Directors, Concertmasters, and Base Musicians) side by side or tabulate by total expenditures, League Group, or AFM Player Conference..
Did I mention the new charts are interactive? And who doesn’t love interactive online tools? New functionality includes the ability to sort each column by ascending/descending values as well as sort each of the 76 organizations by League Group or AFM Players’ Conference. You can also search within each table to single out individual ensembles by row or even specific compensation figures. You can even use the search to segment organization by ensemble name so as to compare all of the “Philharmonics” side by side.
But be warned, playing with the sample charts is addictive but the data is all make believe. In order to put your sorting skills to good use, you’ll need your very own subscription.