Salary Spin

“In order to attract quality administrators we need to offer them comparable salaries with their counterparts in the for-profit industry” I hear this all the time from industry experts, executive recruiters, and (most dangerously) board members. But frankly it’s just a bunch of spin. Well not entirely, but mostly. Here’s why it isn’t spin Board members are typically successful businesspersons that work in a for-profit industry and have learned to trust …

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A Good Perspective

I recently finished reading Walking in Two Worlds: A Librarian’s Perspective by Karen Schnackenberg, chief librarian for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The article was published in the Symphony Orchestra Institute’s October, 2003 edition of “Harmony”. If they ever decide to legalize cloning I would suggest they start with Karen, as the orchestra world can certainly use about 50 more people just like her. I’ll hit a few of the highlights here, …

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Recent developments in San Antonio

I recently learned of a major development in the San Antonio Symphony situation. Steven Brosvik, recently resigned as the symphony Executive Director. The San Antonio Express ran a story in their Saturday, November 22nd edition. You can read the story here. A short time ago, I ran a blog that mentions Mr. Brosvik, which you can find here. You can also read about recent developments related to getting the San Antonio Symphony performing …

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Reader Response: Power to the People

I recently received an eloquent letter from Frank in Alexandria, a reader that considers himself a “knowledgeable nonprofessional classical music activist” (I like that term). I believe he has some important insight to share:“In my judgment the factors underlying the maiaise with America’s magnificent classical music system were already identified long ago, one of the eloquent expressions being by Leonard Bernstein in his book of the early 60’s, where he speaks …

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