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Drew McManus, the brainchild behind the Adaptistration empire, has recently released compensation reports of many kinds â€“ a valuable service to the industry â€“ the two that most interest me being the salaries for ICSOM concertmasters and music directors.
I’ll cut to the chase, since you and I both want to know who is the highest paid in each category, drum roll please!
Concertmaster: Bill Preucil, Cleveland Orchestra: $478,000 (up nearly 21% from last year!)
Music Director: Lorin Maazel, New York Philharmonic: $2,834,745 (gulp!)
I’m in the wrong segment of the orchestra business, I guess…
See all of the compensation reports (for musicians in the orchestras, too) at www.adaptistration.com.