What Orchestra Musicians Might Learn From The Current UAW Strike

Adaptistration People 040

How important is equal pay for equal work in today’s unionized orchestra environment? We examine this issue on a regular basis as it relates to substitute musicians, but the recent Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) work stoppage highlights a growing inequality at living wage orchestras between veteran and new-hire musicians by forcing the latter into a retirement program that provides markedly lower benefits. The impact on solidarity is self-apparent. In turn, degraded …

Read moreWhat Orchestra Musicians Might Learn From The Current UAW Strike

2016/17 Season Is Now Available At The Orchestra 990 Download Library

Today’s a good day because all the 2016-2017 season files have been processed and added to the  downloadable Orchestra 990s at the Adaptistration Store. This brings the total number of seasons up to 18. A big thank you to everyone who has already purchased copies and keep in mind, the more you buy, the less it costs thanks to automatic quantity discounts (no need to muck about with coupons or discount codes): purchase …

Read more2016/17 Season Is Now Available At The Orchestra 990 Download Library

When Was The Last Time You Updated Your Twitter Account Branding?

Adaptistration People 131

If you’re like me and use a client like TweetDeck to manage Twitter activity across one or more accounts, it’s not unusual to go weeks or months without actually visiting your Twitter account page. The problem with that is you can inadvertently overlook outdated branding in the header graphic; out of sight, out of mind. I fell right into that beartrap recently in the wake of the branding updates at my …

Read moreWhen Was The Last Time You Updated Your Twitter Account Branding?

Sick Days

I am up to my eyeballs in getting through a summer cold so for the time being, I’m taking today and possibly tomorrow off. For now, I’m going to post some of my upcoming conference appearances, one of which, #20NTC, I was just notified about: Chicago, IL League of Chicago Theaters Click. Click. Done. Must Have Google Analytics Settings Monday, October 14, 2019, 6:00PM – 7:30PM Note: you must be a …

Read moreSick Days

Art Scars

Adaptistration People 134

Recently, violinist Holly Mulcahy published an article at Neo Classical that takes an unfiltered look at the problems with the type of one-way patron communication that dominates the orchestra field. Mulcahy wants to reverse that process by changing how we communicate with our patrons. In the orchestra field we don’t do a fantastic job of creating or encouraging a dialog between patrons and the orchestra. Our focus is mainly on delivering. …

Read moreArt Scars

TWO WAYS TO SUBSCRIBE BY EMAIL:

Subscription Weekly
weekly summary subscription
Subscription Per Post
every new post subscription

Send this to a friend