Current
news

5 things the Baltimore Symphony needs to do right now, according to Michael Kaiser. Read more here.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra to give musical instrument to any Detroit child who wants to learn to play. Read more here.

The Cleveland Orchestra plans first concerts in United Arab Emirates on spring 2020 tour. Read more here.

National Symphony Orchestra announces new label and release of first recording. Read more here.

Stable leadership keeps Atlanta Symphony Orchestra going as it marks 75 years. Read more here.

Miguel Harth-Bedoya may be leaving his position as music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, but he’s not leaving Fort Worth. Or the symphony. Read more here.

The Cleveland Orchestra reports balanced budget and record endowment in fiscal 2019. Read more here.

The Dallas Symphony and Dallas Opera are cultivating musical careers for women. Read more here.

The Grand Rapids Symphony renews contract with its music director. Read more here.

The Boston Symphony releases a new CD of recent commissions. Read more here.

Pittsburgh Symphony pauses during European tour to remember the Tree of Life shooting. Read more here.

Houston Symphony to participate in EarShot Composers Residency, supporting emerging orchestral composers from underrepresented demographics. Read more here.

Chicago Lyric Opera inaugurates a commitment to more contemporary works. Read more here.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra celebrate their partnership and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read more here.

Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Photo credit: Jackson DeParis

Of continuing
interest

ICSOM has launched a campaign to save the pensions of AFM members and those of millions of other Americans in multi-employer pension plans. Read more here.

Election results for the 2019-20 ICSOM Governing Board! Read more 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.