Compensation Report Update: Hurry Up And Wait

Sadly, there’s no change in the status of orchestra 990 availability since the last time we checked in on June 20, 2022. Consequently, I’ve made the call to reschedule this for September, 2022. At that point in time, even if the only resource is the extracted data from the raw data in XML format, we’ll move forward using that content. In the meantime, thank you for your patience and hanging in through …

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Compensation Report Update

It looks like the Annual Orchestra Compensation Reports will be delayed a little longer this year thanks to quite a few orchestras not having their reports available for download. Most professional orchestras maintain a fiscal year structure that begins and ends at some point from June to August; as a result, they tend to file their annual return several months later than the typical April 15 deadline that applies to individuals. …

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2021 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. Did you know? Direct links to most of the orchestra’s financial disclosure documents at guidestar.org are available in the Orchestra Financial Reports or you can save yourself dozens of …

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2021 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Concertmasters

2018/19 broke the three-year streak in gains for the average concertmaster’s compensation level. Having said that, we did see one new organization cross the threshold of paying their concertmaster enough to be reported in the 990 filing (Florida Orchestra) and that’s always a good thing. The Information In order to provide information that is as accurate as possible, info from the 2018/19 season is gathered from the following source: Concertmaster compensation figures were …

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2021 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Music Directors

Much like their executive counterparts, Music Directors saw a large artificial decrease in average compensation thanks to several high paying positions being filled for only part of the season. Nonetheless, even a down season, it’s good to be the king, maestro, music director. The Information In order to provide information that is as accurate as possible, info from the 2018/19 season is gathered from the following sources: Music Director compensation figures were obtained …

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