The 2020 spring residency session (FEB-APR) of The Hambidge Center offers a fellowship for musicians which waives the fee and provides a stipend for an outstanding first-time Hambidge resident. Application deadline is SEPT 15th. To apply, click here.

The Kansas City Symphony and its musicians have reached an early extension of their collective bargaining agreement. The two-year extension to the current four-year agreement takes the agreement through June 2023. Read more here.

No business ever solved a financial problem by offering an inferior product. Cutting the length of the season only diminishes the orchestra’s presence in the community. Bruce Ridge, former ICSOM Chair. Read more here.

Next summer, the venue for the San Diego Symphony’s annual outdoor concert series could be an ultramodern, permanent structure. Read more here.

Cranes, bicycles, and Beethoven’s 6th: Philadelphia Orchestra remembers 1973 in Beijing. Read more here.

Committee okays $3 Million to help the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra move the old theater's wall and rebuild the street for their new music hall. Read more here.

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra gets $80,000 grant to hold sensory-friendly concerts. Read more here.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Cone Institute, providing composers with the opportunity to collaborate with an orchestra, returns. Read more here.

ICSOM’S CALL TO ACTION swiftly reaches over $250,000 in SUPPORT of MUSICIANS of the BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Read more here.

ICSOM issues CALL TO ACTION in support of the members of the Baltimore Symphony. Read more...

ICSOM Chairperson Meredith Snow’s address to the 2019 AFM Convention ... read more here.

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Steven Copes and Ruggero Allifranchini, violinists
Photo credit: Sarah Rubinstein

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The 101st AFM Convention members wrote an emergency resolution regarding the members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra ... read more.

Bruce Ridge authors book on ICSOM. Read more here.

COMPOSED: A documentary about performance anxiety and orchestra musicians. Read more here.

The ICSOM Directory is now searchable online. Current and Emeritus members must sign in to access this service, which can be found under the REFERENCE tab, or click here.

Pension Fund Information:
Register on the AFM-EPF website "Participant Portal" to access your Pension Fund information. For assistance call the Fund Office at 1-800-833-8065, x1295. Visit website.