The Philadelphia Orchestra has made regular trips to China for 46 years, visiting more frequently over the last 9 years as an agent of cultural diplomacy. Read more here.

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra music director Ward Stare to leave the orchestra in 2021. Read more here.

The Phoenix Symphony begins a new series that brings the live musical experience to the heart of the Roosevelt Row Arts District. Read more here.

Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic will launch Music of Conscience, 3 weeks of exploring the ways in which composers have used music to respond to the social and political issues of their times. Read more here.

Baltimore Symphony musicians have organized an all-inclusive event, Music in the Heights, aimed to heal their community. Read more here.

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra music director Krzysztof Urbański will leave after 2021. Read more here.

Facing revenue shortfall, St Paul Chamber Orchestra cuts Liquid Music series. The measure comes after the orchestra lost three major sources of funding. Read more here.

Congratulations to the 2019 Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service, a program of the League of American Orchestras! Read more here.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra bands together for concert to benefit its struggling members. Read more here.

Houston Symphony celebrates Houston's refugee communities with the project Resilient Sounds. Read more here.

San Francisco Opera holding solidarity concert for Notre Dame Cathedral after fire. Read more here.

How Mayor Rahm Emanuel helped end the Chicago Symphony Orchestra strike. Read more here.

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

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Photo credit: Barry Rabinowitz

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April 2019 marks ICSOM's 10 year anniversary on Twitter. Thanks to our 9,338 followers for assisting us in our mission of promoting unity among musicians everywhere, through 13K tweets about orchestras, classical music, and the arts since April 2009! Follow us at @ICSOM

Elections are to be held at the 2019 conference for the positions of ICSOM President, Secretary and two Governing Board Members-at-Large. Read more details here.

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.