It’s just about that time of year again and the 2015 Orchestra Compensation Reports should be ready to publish by the end of the month. This year’s report will cover the 2012/13 season and it will be fascinating to see how things have changed since the previous season, which saw a real uptick in executive compensation and smaller improvements for music directors and concertmasters.
In the meantime, you can feel free to do some investigating of your own. To get started, head over to the Orchestra Financial Reports resource page where you’ll find direct links to each respective orchestra’s GuideStar.org page. Once there, you’ll find download links for their most recently available IRS Form 990s (a free GuideStar account will be required in order to download those files) and that’s the document you want to begin your research.