Talking About Programming At Facebook


One area where social media has blogs beat is facilitating discussion; case in point, I posted a question to friends and colleagues yesterday via Facebook soliciting insight on an artistic programming related question and the replies that came back were as thoughtful as they were thought provoking. The discussion thread is fascinating thanks to the diversity of perspectives; artists, managers, listeners, conductors, etc. and it never ceases to amaze me how …

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Negotiation Update: Philly Enters Limited Play & Talk, Chicago Lyric Settles, And More

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Following up on our 9/14/2015 list of orchestras with expired agreements, here’s an overview of what’s been going on. Philadelphia Orchestra The employer and musicians initially announced a limited play and talk agreement that will take them through Monday, 9/28/2015, which should come as no surprise that the date falls just after the orchestra is scheduled to perform for Pope Francis. Since then, both sides have agreed to continue the arrangement …

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“Find Your Sanity Amidst Bad News”

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At a time when orchestras are branching out into non-traditional mission related activity, it’s important to remember that regardless of how much some of those efforts mean, they shouldn’t degrade traditional efforts. To that end, it always helps staying grounded with something like the following letter to the editor by Mary C. Caliandro was published in the 9/15/2015 edition of the Chattanooga Times Free Press (h/t Holly Mulcahy). mFind your sanity …

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Is It Morally Praiseworthy To Do The Right Thing For The Wrong Reasons? (spoiler alert: no)

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Transparency within the nonprofit performing arts field has always been a troubling issue, in short, most measures fall far short of where they need to be and the byproducts are a string of internal abuses, financial mismanagement, cronyism, and even embezzlement. So whenever calls for increased transparency are heard, it should be a welcome message but it seems that an exception to the rule is unfolding at Carnegie Hall. In this instance, …

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AdaptistrationJobs #Winning

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2015 has really been a tipping point year for Adaptistration Jobs; with 12,000 average monthly pageviews, average session lengths over two minutes, and more than 250 registered users creating custom job alerts, the site is solidifying its position as the go-to resource for upwardly mobile arts admin pros and the employers looking to attract them. Add to that, a super user-friendly interface, hip contemporary design, and oh yeah, it’s still the …

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