Get Your Sleuth On With The Orchestra Financial Reports

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In the wake of the Orchestra Compensation Reports, it’s good to take a step back and realize all the raw information is available to anyone. All that’s required is to locate and download an orchestra’s IRS form 990. Fortunately, we have a resource to make that first tedious step one-click simple: the Orchestra Financial Reports portal. The resource page provides direct links to the respective GuideStar.org page for each orchestra included …

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Following Up On “Not Reported” Music Director Compensation

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One of the changes to this year’s Orchestra Compensation Reports was a decision to let the transparency process related to obtaining missing compensation information and associated clarification unfold for readers to witness firsthand. As a 501(c)3, an orchestra is required to report information for officers, directors, individual trustees, key employees, and highest compensated employees. Having said that, the information does not always get listed in an organization’s 990 and when that happens, …

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2017 Orchestra Compensation Reports: The Big Picture

2017 Orchestra Compensation Reports: The Big Picture

Each year, one of the most popular items in the orchestra compensation reports is a big picture overview of all compensation alongside Total Expenditure figures. If you’ve been looking for something that shows all the report values in a single chart, this is your article. Update, 8/4/17 12:45pm CT: the original version of the chart contained a few music director values which were inverted between rows. The figures below are the corrected …

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2017 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Concertmasters

2017 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Concertmasters

The 2014/15 season marked the third consecutive season average concertmaster compensation declined since its $289,986 peak in 2011/12. Moreover, the 3.39 percent drop since 2013/14 is the largest decline during that period. Otherwise, the only remarkable item about the 2014/15 season is this was the most complete set of concertmaster compensation figures available since the 2004/05 thanks to not having a single orchestra with a concertmaster vacancy during this time period. …

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2017 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Music Directors

2017 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Music Directors

It’s tough to imagine this year’s report could top the $5,110,538 Dallas Symphony Orchestra bombshell from 2016, and at the risk of burying the lead, that’s exactly that case. Having said that, there are more than enough fascinating developments to examine. The Information In order to provide information that is as accurate as possible, info from the 2014/15 season is gathered from the following sources: Music Director compensation figures were obtained from their …

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