Adaptistration Turns 16

November 3, 2019 marked Adaptistration’s 16th anniversary. Each year brings something new and wonderful and yes, even unique. Year 16 was no exception so let’s take a look at what Google Analytics tell us about this year’s highlights. Audience Number of pages per session went up by one percent. Overall traffic was nearly even to the previous year, only .04 percent higher. Core readership increased 2.6 percent. Readers by age groups: younger readers …

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Time For Some Updates

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After three delays over the summer, I finally found the time to update my consulting and professional overview sites. The latter only required some minor copy tweaks, but the former was a different story as it had not seen any major updates in about three years. In addition to a complete redesign and new logo, there is a great deal of edited copy and new sections highlighting conference and speaking gigs. …

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Casting An Eye Toward Fall

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A bit of a housekeeping post today. It’s hard to imagine the end of summer is much closer than the start so to that end, I took a step back to see what was in store and there are some nice topics on the horizon. I’ve had a very good exchange with the LA Opera gathering details about their pilot program to put opera into popular media culture. There’s only one …

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Birthday Fundraiser Success And Baltimore Symphony News

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Thanks to everyone who contributed to my matching gift fundraiser I mentioned in last Friday’s post. Thanks to the generosity of donors, it raised $1,000 and reached 200% of the original goal! This amount will fund 1/3 of a prison recital program from Arts Capacity, which helps people in need through the power of live music and art to cope with challenges and develop the capacity to experience change for good. It …

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Post 4000

Today marks Adaptistration’s 4,000th post and by way of a conservative estimate, that’s approximately 3,330,000 words dedicated (mostly) to the business of orchestras over the course of 15 years. 1,000 articles ago, I published something to help mark the 3,000th post occasion and listed the following five goals I hope to accomplish by the time I decide to retire from blogging: I would be grateful if Adaptistration helps prevent good managers …

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