Oregon Bach Festival Exec At Center Of Controversy Is Removed From Position

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The Oregon Bach Festival’s (OBF) troubles started in 2017 and never really went away. Long story short, OBF Executive Director, Janelle McCoy, spearheaded a process that ultimately removed then artistic director Matthew Halls from his position in the wake of allegations of discrimination against women and a minority. OBF ultimately dismissed Halls but it didn’t take long for numerous reports of erroneous charges to emerge, such as the complaint of discrimination …

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Time To Update Your Web Policies, Here Are Some Resources To Help With That Task

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There was a time where you could get away with just a terms of service and privacy policy but over the past two years, the environment of online web privacy policies has become far more complex.  In addition to cookie policies you need to be concerned with data breach policies and have notification templates on hand, ready to go. As such, I published an updated version of an article I wrote …

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Slate Magazine’s Take On Improving Sex Based Pay Discrimination Fixes Some Problems But Creates Others

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Since the news went public of Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) principal flute Elizabeth Rowe’s lawsuit alleging sex-based pay discrimination, there has been no shortage of commentary. While that’s produced plenty of talk about problems, there isn’t much of substance happening on the solutions side of thing. One exception is an article by Nancy Leong and Tenly Williams that was published in the 12/19/2018 edition of Slate.com. In addition to an overview …

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We Are The Very Model Of A Modern Major Orchestra

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There’s an article by Mark MacNamara in the 4/17/18 edition of the San Francisco Classical Voice that casts a retrospective eye toward one of the first new model orchestras, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. In addition to Orpheus, the article examines a few of the other ensembles that have attempted to walk a similar path. If you’ve been in the field long enough, you’ve seen groups come and go and others twist …

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