We’re into our third month of collecting input and with it brings some of the largest shifts in status we’ve seen. Salaried musicians experienced one of the largest shifts while their counterparts in the admin office and musicians at per-service orchestras saw existing trends continue.
Responses from Administrators were fairly consistent with last week’s ratios. There was a small drop in the number of respondents indicating they were laid off.
Big changes were afoot for salaried musicians. The ratio of those indicating they are not drawing a salary but have health care benefits more than doubled. This was matched by a sizable drop in those indicating they are being paid a reduced salary.
Per service musicians experienced the least amount of change, although the majority of respondents indicated they are not being paid for any cancelled services.
You can track the per week and cumulative totals along with all of the stakeholder charts at the Orchestra Stakeholder Employment Status During Coronavirus Shutdowns Google Sheet.
This Week’s Poll
- For staffers and managers, the questions are straightforward. Music directors (employee or independent contractor status) and staff conductor positions should respond as an administrator.
- For musicians, questions are specialized for salary and per-service level musicians. While there are certainly musicians that fall between those groups, I’m asking that you use your best judgement to select answers that best represent your current work status.
- Each weekly poll will allow you to submit one reply. Having said that, it is important for each respondent to return the following week in order to confirm or update your status with a new reply. Doing so will provide an even clearer sense of how things change from week to week.
If you have not yet submitted a response this week, please take a moment to submit your status below. The more submissions we have, the better the data represents current conditions. To that end, we’ll be collecting results through Sunday for this week’s totals so if you have yet to submit a response, please take a moment to do so.
Likewise, submitting a response each week goes a long way toward tracking major changes in status. So, thank you in advance for taking part and encouraging your friends and colleagues to do the same.
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