Thursday, May 18, 2006

Sad state of salaries

So, go to a concert! support live music...most musicians don't make barrels of money:
Charleston Musicians To Get Back Their Full Salary (Of $20,000)
The musicians of the Charleston Symphony have a new one-year contract, and will see their salaries return to 2003 levels, when the orchestra accepted a 17% cut to prevent the orchestra from going bankrupt. "Under the proposed contract, an average section player would earn $20,903 and average principal player would earn $26,128 in the 2006-07 season, Girault said. The 46 core CSO musicians perform more than 100 concerts from mid-September to mid-June."
Charleston Post & Courier (SC) 05/18/06

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