Talking Up This Week’s Events

It’s been a busy week for tough news and in addition to keeping tabs here at Adaptistration Kathy Wurzer from MPR’s Morning Edition was kind enough to invite me onto the program on 10/2/13 to chat about what’s in store at the Minnesota Orchestra Association (MOA). An edited transcript and full audio are available at the MPR website and this Sunday, 10/6/13, the crew from have invited me on the hour long program to chat about Minnesota and related hotspots such as the New York City Opera (NYCO) shut down and more.


The crew from and me.


Sunday, October 28th at 11:00am(ish) Eastern.


Minnesota Orchestra, New York City Opera, and more.


Last, but certainly not least, I’m chatting with WWFM’s Rachel Katz this morning about the MOA, NYCO, and related events for a segment to be aired at a later date, I’ll post a link over to it once it becomes available.

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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