Lots to Do, But It CAN Be Done

I recently signed my 50th client (!!!); THANK YOU to the organizations who have partnered with me over the last two years. You’ve given me an elevated view of the performing arts landscape I never would have seen otherwise, all during an unimaginable time. Photo by Ivars Utināns on Unsplash.

The Largest Orchestras are Run by 67% Men

Data crowdsourced for U.S. orchestras summer 2020; budget size breakdown provided by League of American Orchestras. (Note: transgender was not a category at the exclusion of male/female, but an option to additionally self-identify if desired. Full methodology below.)

Five Steps to Create a New Normal

Flywheel with the customer at the center and five parts surrounding it: experience, retention, representation, revenue bundle, vertical intergration
Stanford Professor Jim Collins was the first to coin the word “flywheel” as a business term in “Good to Great,” published 20 years ago.

Titles for Arts Administrators

Guidelines for Safe Reopening Benefit All of Us

California state map with color-coded covid risk tier assignments for each county. Data as of December 1.
With a vaccine estimated to be fully distributed in Q3 or Q4 of 2021, the arts are only halfway or less through the pandemic crisis without restart guidelines allowing for safe operations sooner.

Not a Zero-Sum Game, Part 3 of 3

Small groups of artists and administrators across the orchestra and opera world openly discussed important questions outside the bargaining table in response to the accelerated rate of change around us. Facilitated by Aubrey Bergauer; Co-produced by Aleks Romano.

Not a Zero-Sum Game, Part 2 of 3

Small groups of artists and administrators across the orchestra and opera world openly discussed important questions outside the bargaining table in response to the accelerated rate of change around us. Thank you to the incredible panelists above. Hosted by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Center for Innovative Leadership; Facilitated by Aubrey Bergauer; Co-produced by Aleks Romano.

Not a Zero-Sum Game, Part 1 of 3

Small groups of artists and administrators across the orchestra and opera world openly discussed important questions outside the bargaining table in response to the accelerated rate of change around us. Thank you to the incredible panelists above. Hosted by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Center for Innovative Leadership; Facilitated by Aubrey Bergauer; Co-Produced by Aleks Romano.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Books for Arts Administrators

Aubrey Bergauer

“The Steve Jobs of classical music.” (Observer) Working to change the narrative for this business.

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