Off To Maestroland & NYP Has A New CEO

It’s all about the maestro today as I’ll be participating in the opening day of the 2012 Conductors Guild Annual Conference here in Chicago. My session on What Executive Directors are Looking for in a Music Director begins at 2:45pm CT and I’ll do my best to post some thoughts after it wraps up.

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Designing Smart Unsubscribe Pages

It’s no secret that marketing and development email blast overload is a real problem for this business. If you need an idea about how much negative blow-back is bouncing around out there check out some Yelp reviews of orchestras (there are a few good ones featured here).

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The Trouble With Talking About Pensions

Although I don’t usually publish back to back articles linking out to posts elsewhere, there is another terrific contribution at Sticks And Drones you really need to read. But this one is from the blog’s co-author, conductor Ron Spigelman. His article addresses the enormously sensitive issue of pensions and ethical obligations.

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Grading Orchestras: The Eddins Curve

There’s no particular reason why but the whole “best of/worst of” year in review stuff just doesn’t hold much fascination this year, which is why there isn’t anything going on here along those lines. But there is one year-in-review piece out there from conductor Bill Eddins that got my attention and it’s worth your time.

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