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Long Range Planning History

  • Oct 11, 2006
January 10, 2006 Consultant Alceste Pappas begins interviews with UO administration, Festival staff and board members January 11, 2006 Audience Insights begins work on customer data file analysis, first step of multi-phase, three-year research project underwritten by the Paul Allen Foundation and the Oregon Cultural Trust. April 28, 2006 Final consultant report delivered to UO administration and Festival. May 1, 2006 Audience research surveys mailed to 5,000 Festival previous and current buyers. May 18, 2006 Festival receives preliminary data file analysis reports from research survey. June 1, 2006 Royce Saltzman announces his transition from executive director to an emeritus position focusing on fundraising for the Festival's $10 million endowment. June 30, 2006 In-concert audience surveys undertaken. July 3, 2006 Executive Director search begins with job announcement posted through numerous professional publications and networks and UO human resources. Brad Foley, dean of UO School of Music, is search committee chair. Job is posted as "open until filled." July 9, 2006 Gifts totalling $1.2 million from the Stangeland Family Foundation and the Thomas Wildish family are announced, pushing the Festival's endowment total halfway past its goal of $10 million. July 16, 2006 Festival ends with 5% increase in ticket sales income over previous year, reaching 92% of its goal. September 19, 2006 Oregon Bach Festival board has first meeting to discuss proposed changes to board structure. September 22, 2006 Festival receives first "topline" report of audience survey analysis. October 7, 2006 Register-Guard publishes story on the Pappas report.