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2018 Conference Registration is now available here. More information about the hotel is available in this PDF.

2018 Ford Musician Awards application period now open ... read here.

The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza hotel chosen for the 2018 ICSOM Conference, August here.

From ICSOM's Governing Board: Message Regarding Allegations Against James Levine...
read here.

CALL TO ACTION for the musicians of Puerto Rico... read here.

Bruce Ridge's article on huricane relief for the musician of Puerto Rico ... read 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.

The October 2017 issue of Senza Sordino is now available ... read here or download here.

The ICSOM Governing Board sent the following letter in support of the National Endowment for the Arts to all 100 Senators and to Representatives from the House subcommittee on Interior appropriations. View letter.

COMPOSED: Special Event Screening Guide about performance anxiety and orchestra musicians ... download PDF.

Press Release: Meredith Snow elected as new ICSOM Chair ... read more.

ICSOM Chair Bruce Ridge honored by ROPA ... read more.

ICSOM Chair Bruce Ridge speaks at 2016 AFM Conference in Las Vegas ... Read the complete address here. View the complete video on Youtube here. Watch video highlights here.

ICSOM Chair Bruce Ridge to step down in August ... read more.

ICSOM Appoints Kevin Case as General Counsel ... read more.

Bruce Ridge delivers the opening address at the 2015 ICSOM Conference in Philadelphia ... view here.

Philadelphia Mayor congratulates ICSOM as 2015 ICSOM Conference opens in Philadelphia ... click here.

Bruce Ridge becomes longest serving ICSOM Chair; elected to 5th term Read more.

ICSOM Chair Bruce Ridge addresses the 3rd International Orchestra Conference in Oslo Read more.

ICSOM Chair Bruce Ridge writes in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel calling for support for the Milwaukee Symphony Read more.

ICSOM Chair Bruce Ridge writes All the News That Fits the Print: The Failure of Arts Journalism at a Time of Cultural Need Read more.

Grand Rapids Symphony becomes newest member of ICSOM
Read more.

ICSOM Chair Bruce Ridge writes on the Minnesota Orchestra situation in the Star-Tribune

ICSOM Chairman Bruce Ridge Addresses Utah Symphony/Opera Musicians
Read more.

The Autumn of Our Discontent: Orchestral Musicians and the Crisis in Arts Management
by Bruce Ridge, ICSOM Chairman
Read more.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaimed August 22, 2012 (the opening day of ICSOM’s 50th anniversary conference) to be "ICSOM Day" in Chicago.
Read more.

Chicago Tribune on ICSOM's 50th anniversary:
The August 22, 2012 article by John von Rhein, classical music critic for the Chicago Tribune.
Read more.


Of continuing interest

Meredith Snow of the Los Angeles Philharmonic has been elected new Chairperson of ICSOM!

Meredith Snow

ICSOM: The First Fifty Years (Documentary)
YouTube - The First 50 Years

Keynote Address to the University of Michigan’s American Orchestra Summit II, March 22, 2012:
Danger, Will Robinson! How Hyperbolic, Negative Rhetoric is Hurting America's Orchestras
Bruce Ridge, ICSOM Chairman
Read more.

More than Meets the Ear, by Julie Ayer:
More than meets the earWe have copies available for purchase of Julie Ayer's wonderful book about the history of ICSOM. for payment instructions and shipping arrangements. The cost including shipping is $21.00.

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.