Thursday, April 14, 2011
Speaker Announcement: Drew McManus
In addition to being a recognized expert in the orchestra industry, Mr. McManus is the proprietor and author of the highly successful new media outlet Adaptistration; the only blog dedicated to issues about the orchestra business. Mr. McManus is regularly quoted as an orchestra business expert in a wide variety of international
traditional media outlets such as the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dallas Daily News, The Guardian Unlimited, and the Melbourne Age. Mr. McManus has been a guest on international radio programs such as NPR’s All Things Considered, WNYC’s Soundcheck with John Schaefer, and CBC Radio One’s Definitely Not The Opera.
Currently, Mr. McManus serves as a Chicago based arts consultant as well as Secretary/Treasurer of the HEARTbeats Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization which strives to help children in need harness the power of music to better cope with, and recover from, the extreme challenges of poverty and conflict.