Annual Orchestra Budgets, CEO, Conductor, Concertmaster pay

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Post by ttf_robcat2075 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:40 am

This report lists total annual expenditures and CEO compensation for many US orchestras.



The Los Angeles Philharmonic spends the most: $117,813,629.

The Chattanooga Symphony spends the least: $2,463,823.


Update:  this list compiles Annual expenditure and Music Director pay for 2013/14


Jap van Zweden of Dallas got $5 Million! (some kind of a bonus was involved)

The Colorado Springs conductor got $77,000

Several others are listed as N/A so someone may have gotten even less.



Update:

Report on Concertmaster pay

Highest: New York Philharmonic     $615,924

Lowest: Colorado Symphony    $116,468

Again, several are listed as N/A

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Post by ttf_MikeBMiller » Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:44 am

I'm pretty sure our little local orchestra spends way less than Chattanooga. They have 4 part time people in the office and play 4-5 concerts a year.
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Post by ttf_pedro.bassclef » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:53 pm

I should focus on business politics affairs instead of practicing my instrument.
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Post by ttf_JohnL » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:22 pm

One thing I noticed is the relationship between executive compensation and overall budget. On average, it's just under 2%; the high is 4.75% and the low is 0.72%. . Unsurprisingly, the groups with smaller overall budgets tend to pay a larger proportion of same to their chief executive.
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Post by ttf_robcat2075 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:51 pm

Quote from: JohnL on Jun 21, 2016, 01:22PMOne thing I noticed is the relationship between executive compensation and overall budget. On average, it's just under 2%; the high is 4.75% and the low is 0.72%. . Unsurprisingly, the groups with smaller overall budgets tend to pay a larger proportion of same to their chief executive.

That would be the efficiencies of scale at work, I guess.

0.72% of the lowest orchestra expense up there would be only $17,739.  Any CEO you could get for that would be practically a volunteer.  Image
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Post by ttf_robcat2075 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:58 am

The top post is updated with a new list that gives Music Director pay.
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Post by ttf_robcat2075 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:31 am

Top post updated with list for concertmaster pay.
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Post by ttf_pedro.bassclef » Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:54 pm

Pfff... definitely there's money, but going only to a couple of pockets.
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Post by ttf_Whitbey » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:28 pm

While at the University I decided that if I was to play professionally for my whole livelihood, I would need to learn violin and just play the trombone for my own pleasure. The chances of a good gig as a violinist are much better. 
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Post by ttf_BGuttman » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:34 pm

Quote from: Whitbey on Dec 16, 2016, 08:28PMWhile at the University I decided that if I was to play professionally for my whole livelihood, I would need to learn violin and just play the trombone for my own pleasure. The chances of a good gig as a violinist are much better. 

Viola is even better. Image
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Post by ttf_Burgerbob » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:42 pm

Quote from: BGuttman on Dec 16, 2016, 08:34PMViola is even better. Image

But then you have to play viola!
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Post by ttf_BGuttman » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:51 pm

Quote from: Burgerbob on Dec 16, 2016, 08:42PMBut then you have to play viola!

Ever play 2nd Violin? Image

You know the definition of a String Quartet, don't you?  A good violinist, a bad violinist, and ex-violinist and somebody who hates violinists Image Image
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Post by ttf_BGuttman » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:51 pm

Quote from: Burgerbob on Dec 16, 2016, 08:42PMBut then you have to play viola!

Ever play 2nd Violin? Image

You know the definition of a String Quartet, don't you?  A good violinist, a bad violinist, and ex-violinist and somebody who hates violinists Image Image
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