You Want My Money? Show Me What You’ll Do With It.

When news broke late last week that the Charleston (SC) Symphony was perilously close to bankruptcy, it sparked a lot of questions about just how high the orchestra’s costs really are. As it turns out, the CSO is something of a bargain compared to larger U.S. orchestras – the music director makes only $85,000 a year, and the musicians pull down just $21,000. Still, some local arts supporters wish the organizations they support would make greater efforts towards fiscal transparency.