It’s Veterans Day

Did you know that the single largest employer of full-time professional musicians is the United States Armed Forces? Set aside some time today to learn more about the ensembles and their missions. The United States Air Force Band The United States Army Band “The Presidents Own” United States Marine Band The United States Navy Band The United States Coast Guard Band

Curtis’ Latest Efforts In Damage Control Produce Mixed Results

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Earlier this week, we examined how the Curtis Institute has engaged with former student and renowned violin soloist, Lara St. John, in the wake of her accusations she was the victim of sexual assault from a former Curtis violin teacher. Ultimately, St. John decided to publish a letter she wrote and addressed to Roberto Diaz, Curtis Institute of Music’s President. It included a list of conditions needed before St. John would …

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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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The First Round Of #AAMeritBadges Have Arrived

It isn’t often that giddy excitement and a package arrival intersect (for me, at least), but the Arts Admin Merit Badges are a notable exception to that rule. And I am all kinds of happy to say the first batch arrived early and they look even better than I anticipated. Everyone who placed an early order had their badges shipped in yesterday’s mail. So far, the most popular badge is the …

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Live Concert Recordings: An Old Topic Is New Again

For whatever reason, recordings and all the union driven guidelines around them, seem to be a hot topic. Everything from cell phone driven UGC (user generated content) to archival recordings keep popping up. In one instance, I had a composer colleague ask about why it is so difficult to obtain copies of archival recordings of premier works to use for promotional purposes to a general lack of understanding about how the …

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