2011 Compensation Reports: Concertmasters

The 2008/09 season was an odd year for concertmaster compensation. Changes to the IRS Form 990 practically decimated the number of concertmasters reported (more on that after the break) so determining an average increase/decrease is far from a precise science nor does it represent a comprehensive comparison to previous seasons. Nonetheless, based strictly on the figures that were available, the average concertmaster saw an increase in compensation of 3.65 percent… An …

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2011 Compensation Reports: Music Directors

We all know that the 2008/09 season was the first to endure the brunt of the economic downturn but that doesn’t mean the average music director didn’t enjoy at least a small bump in compensation just under two percent. At the same time, compared to executives, and to a lesser degree base musician compensation, music directors experienced the smallest increase of any stakeholder… WHAT’S NEW FOR THE 2011 REPORTS Thanks to …

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2011 Compensation Reports: Executives

Although the 2008/09 season was the first to endure the economic downturn, the average orchestra executive didn’t experience an adverse impact on their compensation. In fact, the average compensation level increased 5.43 percent… WHAT’S NEW FOR THE 2011 REPORTS Thanks to the use of dynamic sorting tables, the 2001 Orchestra Compensation Reports can combine and display all of the data from both ICSOM and ROPA executives in a single chart. This …

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A New Look For The Compensation Reports

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Welcome to Adaptistration’s new look and layout. It marks the first significant step in a change toward moving form a single blog with a few ancillary outlets to a full-fledged online network that includes Adaptistration Jobs, Adaptistration Premium, Who’s Minding The Score?, and the Take a Friend To The Orchestra resource site. And the Adaptistration Network is still part of the Inside the Arts culture blog collective. Not bad for something that gets done in spare time, eh?…

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You Don't Want To Be On This List

Earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published a list of organizations that have had their federal tax-exempt status automatically revoked for failing to file an annual information return or notice for three consecutive years. If you read Butts In The Seats, you already know what this is all about and since Joe did such a good job describing it in his blog post back in May, I’ll borrow an excerpt…

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