Taking A Deeper Dive Into Cleveland Orchestra’s New Sexual Harassment Policies And Procedures

“The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to providing a safe, respectful, and ethical working environment.” This is the statement the orchestra’s representative, Senior Director of Communications Justin Holden, asked to make sure was made entirely clear and conveyed to readers. To that end, it is a pleasure to oblige that request. In addition to conveying that position, Mr. Holden provided additional information about both of the new and revised efforts the orchestra …

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Another Sexual Misconduct Related Suspension, This Time In Baltimore

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The 11/9/2018 edition of the Baltimore Sun published an article by Sarah Meehan that reports the decision by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) to suspend their concertmaster, Jonathan Carney, for what the orchestra defined as “inappropriate behavior.” The alleged incident that led to Carney’s suspension occurred at the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra where the victim accused Carney of verbally attacking her. As a result, a district court granted a temporary peace order …

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Everything Tech Providers Wished You Knew About Writing An RFP #NAMPC Slide Deck

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I’m SEA>ORD bound today and had a wonderful time at #NAMPC 2018. The presentation was a hit (more on that later) and before I forget, I wanted to make the slide deck available. Based on feedback from earlier versions of this presentation, and in order to better suit the content to NAMPC attendees, my co-presenter, Ceci Dadisman, and I made the following modifications: New content focusing on ticketing and box office …

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Off To Seattle And #NAMPC 2018

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I’m en route to Seattle for the 2018 National Arts Marketing Project Conference (#NAMPC) where I’ll be presenting Everything Tech Providers Wished You Knew About Writing An RFP (Plus The Stuff They Want To Keep Secret) along with co-presenter, Ceci Dadisman. Sunday, November 11, 2018 11:00am to 12:15pm Description Wouldn’t it be nice to have enough confidence to know if the proposal you get from tech providers is a meaningful bid or …

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More Sexual Misconduct And Institutional Unrest

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The 11/5/2018 edition of the Boston Globe published an article by Kay Lazar that reports on upheaval at the Boston Philharmonic. The source of their disorder comes in the form of a pair of senior artistic figures have been dismissed due to charges of sexual misconduct. Associate conductor, Benjamin Vickers, and artistic advisor, David St. George, are both no longer associated with the organization. St. George was arrested in late September …

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