Love For Three Logos

Just because we’re in a music related field doesn’t mean we should skimp on graphic design. To that end, one of my favorite rabbit holes to lose time in is logo design. During a recent site update for one of my clients, conductor Bruce Anthony Kiesling, we managed to work a version of his logo into the mix we haven’t been able to use since the original design process several years …

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Doug Rosenthal Spent $175 On Arts and Culture Events Last Month. What Did You Spend?

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As if you need another reason to live Doug Rosenthall’s writing, he just published an article at Who’s Your Audience? reviewing the arts and culture events he attended last month. What I love about these posts is he includes the ticket price alongside reflecting on the event. Even more fun, he compares each of those outlays to a non-arts and culture expenditure. This installment is part of a loose series he’s …

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Looking Forward To An Exciting May

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May (and early June) are going to be a jam-packed period of content here at Adaptistration. Here’s what’s in store: An update to the Top-Tier Musician Compensation chart. Taking a deep dive into Seattle Symphony’s new musician retirement plan and the process they used to create a migration plan. The 2018 Orchestra Compensation Reports! I can say that barring something big derailing the process, this will be released at the beginning of …

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Valuating Art and Culture

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Just when I thought my day would be filled with nothing but mind-numbing quantitative tasks, Joe Patti comes along and makes me think. Case in point, he published a fascinating post yesterday examining the value of Arts and Culture to society. Specifically, he pushes back against the what has arguably become one of the cornerstones in valuation conversations: economic impact. [British philosopher, Dr. Julian Baggini] cautions that even framing the arts in …

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#TBT Doing The Music Director Thing Has Never Been Easier

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With all the heavy-duty talk this week about music director misbehavior, it’s time to lighten things up. To that end, let’s kill two birds with one stone by lightening the mood while simultaneously poking fun at the culture of misogyny with a post from Nov 12, 2009. Don Draper’s Guide To Being A Music Director


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