Orchestra Salaries Part 2

There’s a moment in every musician’s life when you realize it’s possible to get paid doing something you love more than anything else. I can still remember the thrill of getting a cheque for $30 for my first MPTF concert when I was a teenager. I felt so mature getting paid to play Oktoberfest gigs … More Orchestra Salaries Part 2

Orchestra Salaries

Drew McManus at Adaptistration.com is publishing his annual Orchestra Compensation Report this week. Over the next few days, Drew will be posting salaries for Executive Directors, Music Directors, Concertmasters, and core musicians from a large number of U.S. orchestras. In the U.S., non-profit organizations like symphony orchestras file tax forms that are made available to … More Orchestra Salaries

The Age of Scarcity

Dear Employer, As you are no doubt aware, we are living in a time of scarcity. Consumer demand for essential commodities, such as grains, oil, and gold, has created sharp price increases for many essential goods over the past year. On the weekend, I went to purchase a scone at my favourite neighbourhood bakery. The … More The Age of Scarcity

Thoughts on Daycare

Get a bunch of parents together, and you can pretty much guarantee that the topic of child care will come up sooner or later. It’s an issue that has many facets – waiting lists, institutionalized care versus home care, the pros and cons of au pairs, and the feelings of guilt that often accompany the … More Thoughts on Daycare