Minnesota Poll

Sure, the Minnesota Orchestra Association (MOA) has a full four minutes left on its Doomsday Clock, but most colleagues I talk to think they’re already done for. At the same time, there’s a good bit of divergence of opinion when narrowing the discussion down to specific items. As such, let’s see what you think about the more common questions surrounding this situation. Any questions you think the poll should include? If …

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2012 Blogging Year In Review

2012 was a stellar year for Adaptistration. Once again, new readers grew by leaps and bounds while overall readership continued its nearly decade long steady increase. One new area of growth was a spike in non-North American readers with big gains in Australia, Germany, Japan, and New Zealand. Popular Content Instead of spouting off a bunch of popularity stats, I thought it would be fun to use Adaptistration’s newest feature and …

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Season Of Discontent Poll

A recent article in the 12/11/2012 Minneapolis Star Tribune by Kristin Tillotson focuses on growing frustration among Minnesota Orchestra Association (MOA) and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) ticket buyers over the extended lockouts. Tillotson’s article got me thinking about the degree of volatility among stakeholders and I’m curious to know whether or not readers notice any substantive difference in such things from one labor dispute to the next. To that end, …

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Orchestra Website Reviews

Regular readers know that along with the beginning of the season comes the Orchestra Website Reviews where more than 80 professional orchestras in the United States and Canada are examined and ranked by how well their respective websites present their concert schedule, sell tickets, facilitate donations, provide organizational information, utilize dynamic content, and on overall content and functionality. But Orchestra Crisis 2012/13 has thrown a particularly large wrench into the works.

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