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2016 Conference Registration is now open ... click here to register.

Conference planning tool now available ...The 2016 hosts have announced the creation of a website with information and resources for those contemplating attending or planning to attend the 54th ICSOM conference in Washington DC. has information to help those making travel arrangements or deciding whether to stay a few extra days. It will also be useful to conference attendees during the conference itself.

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

The December 2015 issue of Senza Sordino is now available ... read here or download here.

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

The new Online Senza Sordino (October 2015 issue) is now available ... read here.

Loews Madison Hotel to host 2016 ICSOM Conference, August 24-27 ... view here.

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.

Read the July 2015 issue of Senza Sordino 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
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The Autumn of Our Discontent: Orchestral Musicians and the Crisis in Arts Management
by Bruce Ridge, ICSOM Chairman
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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.
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Of continuing interest

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.