2019 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Introduction

As is the case with every annual orchestra compensation report, the most important element to keep in mind is these figures encompass the 2016/17 season and not the current season. Although it isn’t unusual to expect that the most recent figures available would cover the previous season, that’s not how things work thanks to these reasons: Most professional orchestras maintain a fiscal year structure that begins and ends at some point from June …

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Kareem Roustom’s New Work Leaves You Feeling Like A Better Person Than You Were Before

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I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve written concert reviews and one of those is only because I was paid. In fact, over the past year, I’ve been in a profound state of burnout when it comes live classical music and with one notable exception, I’ve spent the 2018/19 season finding other outlets to fill my cultural tank. Until last night’s Grant Park Music Festival (GPMF) concert, …

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Email Campaigns #FTW

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Well this came as a pleasant surprise while reviewing email subscription lists: Adaptistration’s Weekly Email Summary crossed the 4,500 mark this week. Since the beginning of 2019, the list has seen a higher than average rate of new subscribers and those new-to-files have remained consistently engaged since subscribing. The weekly summary has been one of the longest running features at the site and while it grows consistently from year to year, …

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#TBT Put A Little Civility Back In Your Life

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With Baltimore Symphony’s will-they, won’t-they deadline next week there is no shortage of commentary flying around the culture blogosphere. To that end, today’s #TBT reaches back to a post from September 2012 that examines how to productively engage in online discussion. In hindsight, it is borderline ironic that we’re reaching back to something espousing the merits of civility amid the age of gaslighting and tribal identities. If nothing else, it demonstrates …

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The Orchestra Compensation Reports Are Right Around The Corner

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All things being equal, the Orchestra Compensation Reports will be coming out the week of June 17th or June 24th. So far, data gathering hasn’t generated any irregularities that require additional time to hunt down the respective data and if that continues to be the cast, you can expect the earlier date. What this means is you have a week or two where last year’s data is still available: https://adaptistration.com/the-orchestra-compensation-reports/ While …

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