What Role Do Music Directors Play In Determining Overscale?

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Who determines how much a musician earns in overscale, the part of a musician’s individual agreement that deals with extra wages paid over and above the minimums guaranteed by the collective bargaining agreement? Is it the CEO, music director, the board, a combination, or none of the above? If nothing else, Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) principal flute Elizabeth Rowe’s lawsuit alleging sex-based pay discrimination is providing ample pretext for learning more …

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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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Elizabeth Rowe’s Sex-Based Equal Pay Bias Complaint Goes To Mediation

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According to a report by Geoff Edgers in the 12/11/2018 edition of the Washington Post, the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and their principal flute, Elizabeth Rowe, are headed to mediation in an attempt to settle her lawsuit alleging sex-based pay discrimination. We’ve been covering the lawsuit since it was announced so if you’re just jumping into these issues, do yourself a favor and learn more about the backstory along with a …

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Taking A Deeper Dive Into Cleveland Orchestra’s New Sexual Harassment Policies And Procedures

“The Cleveland Orchestra is committed to providing a safe, respectful, and ethical working environment.” This is the statement the orchestra’s representative, Senior Director of Communications Justin Holden, asked to make sure was made entirely clear and conveyed to readers. To that end, it is a pleasure to oblige that request. In addition to conveying that position, Mr. Holden provided additional information about both of the new and revised efforts the orchestra …

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Another Sexual Misconduct Related Suspension, This Time In Baltimore

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The 11/9/2018 edition of the Baltimore Sun published an article by Sarah Meehan that reports the decision by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) to suspend their concertmaster, Jonathan Carney, for what the orchestra defined as “inappropriate behavior.” The alleged incident that led to Carney’s suspension occurred at the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra where the victim accused Carney of verbally attacking her. As a result, a district court granted a temporary peace order …

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