“I am here with my musicians.” Music Director Riccardo Muti supported the striking CSO Musicians outside Symphony Center on March 12, 2019. Read more here.

Robert Spano will join the Fort Worth Symphony for 3 years beginning in 2020 as Principal Guest Conductor. Read more here.

The New York Philharmonic commissions Distinguished Professor Tania León for 100th anniversary celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Read more here.

The San Francisco Symphony announces lineup for Michael Tilson Thomas’ last season. Read more here.

Philadelphia Orchestra reaches early, four-year labor pact with musicians. Read more here.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians picket in front of Orchestra Hall after announcing strike. Read more here.

Utah Symphony musicians hold fundraiser for Haitian Orchestra Institute. Read more here.

Esa-Pekka Salonen Says Tweak the Orchestra, Don’t Blow it Up. Read more here.

Maggie McIntosh, a Baltimore Democrat and chair of the House appropriations committee, files bill to give Baltimore Symphony Orchestra $3.2M over two years and create a study group on finances. Read more here.

The Nippon Foundation has announced they are currently accepting applications for their 2019 Fine Instrument Loan Project. Applications are due March 31st. Read more here.

A group of concerned Baltimore Symphony Orchestra patrons and supporters have formed Save Our BSO. Read more here.

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ICSOM Chairperson Meredith Snow (Los Angeles) re-elected to a two-year term of office at the 2018 Conference in Cincinnati OH. For the official press release, plus other election results, click here, or to read more on this website, click here.

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.