Review of the January 8th BSO Musicians brass concert to benefit My Sister’s Place, which including members of the Pittsburgh and National Symphony Orchestras. Read more here.

Jacksonville Symphony CEO Robert Massey announces his departure. Read more here.

The San Diego Symphony names Edo de Waart as its first Principal Guest Conductor. Read more here.

Inside the Icon: San Diego Symphony Orchestra. San Diego's oldest music institution rings in 2019 with a new music director and history spanning 109 years. Read more here.

The winners of the first-ever Classical Post Awards have been chosen, including the Louisville Orchestra for Most Innovative Presenter/Orchestra of 2018. Read more here.

The Cleveland Orchestra's management and musicians have successfully concluded negotiations for a new three-year trade agreement. Read more here.

2019 Summer Residency Session for musicians at The Hambidge Center waives the fee for a 2-week residency and provides a $700 stipend for 1st-time Hambidge residents. Application deadline is JAN 15th. Read more and apply here

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

New York Philharmonic

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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.