Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians vote to authorize a strike on March 10th. Read more here.

Boston Symphony Orchestra flutist settles equal-pay lawsuit with orchestra. Read more here.

As he watches the political unrest in his native country grow, the Venezuela-born conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra Carlos Izcaray is turning to a familiar place in search of solace and hope: music. Read more here.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra scores 2 Grammys for Shostakovich recordings. Read more here.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program celebrates their 25th anniversary. Read more here.

The Nippon Foundation has announced they are currently accepting applications for their 2019 Fine Instrument Loan Project. Applications are due March 31st. Read more here.

The League of American Orchestras invites nominations for the 2019 Ford Musicians Awards for Excellence in Community Service. Apply by March 4th and click here for more information.

From Mao to Mozart: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 80-year relationship with China. Read more here.

Q&A with President/CEO Doug Shipman on the future of Atlanta's Woodruff Arts Center and pushing for a new symphony hall. Read more here.

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

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Photo credit: Jon Christopher Meyers

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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.