Commentary: It’s Time To Begin Clawing Back Compensation

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The 2/13/18 edition of the Indianapolis Business Journal has an article by Lindsey Erdody following up on an issue at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) involving a former principal musician’s lawsuit that alleged age discrimination and harassment. We examined that issue in March of 21017 when the news broke and according to the IBJ article, the ISO has settled with the musician and while the terms are undisclosed, we do know …

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When It Comes To Engaging A Diverse Audience, Orchestras Have Nowhere To Go But Up

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With the increasing diversity of the overall population, failing to get ahead of the curve for non-white patron engagement is a sure-fire strategy for retrenchment. For more than a decade, the field has rung its hands over the graying of its audience (spoiler: it’s not that bad) when that time would have been better spent becoming more inclusive. Fortunately, the entire performing arts sector is doing a better job at taking …

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Action Alert: Encourage The Senate To Overturn The FCC’s Decision To End Net Neutrality

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 is a key date for Congress to nullify the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality protections. The Congressional Review Act affords Congress the ability to overturn federal regulations, such as the FCC’s decision to end net neutrality. The process begins with the Senate where the vote is expected to be a tie. If so, Vice President Mike Pence is expected to cast a tie-breaking vote in …

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Desert Island Culture Blogs

I’ve been reading culture blogs for more than 15 years and while it’s normal for most to cycle in and out of my regular reading routine, a few have remained constant. I like to think of them as my desert island culture blogs. No matter what, the authors examine consistently thought-provoking material and offer observations that evolve over time and challenge conventional wisdom. One of those blogs is celebrating its 14th …

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It’s Thursday. Still Sick.

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I’m still under the weather and need to take a bit more time to recuperate. While I’m sorry the residency at Fredonia State University of New York had to be bumped by this, I am grateful we were able to reschedule a time for September, 2018. We’ll circle back to that in the fall; in the meantime, there’s an interesting quartet of new job listings at the Music Academy of the …

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