Current
news

To avert 'enormous' deficit, Philadelphia Orchestra musicians take 20% pay cut as special fundraising begins. Read more here.

Minnesota Orchestra unveils new online music learning portal. Read more here.

Utah Symphony furloughs its musicians while waiting for coronavirus relief. Read more here.

Grand Rapids Symphony launches daily musical moments from home. Read more here.

After $25 million stimulus, stunned National Symphony Orchestra musicians receive one-week notice from Kennedy Center. Read more here.

New York City Ballet cancels its season but will pay employees. Read more here.

Kansas City Symphony musicians will be paid through the end of the season despite canceled concerts due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.

Houston Symphony to stream free concert broadcasts and more throughout shutdown. Read more here.

Colorado Symphony musicians perform Ode to Joy while social distancing. Read more here.

Despite canceled concerts due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Dallas Symphony continues to pay its musicians. Read more here.

North Carolina Symphony releases digital education concerts for students at home amid COVID-19. Read more here.

Click here for ICSOM Counsel Kevin Case's article Challenge and Opportunity in the Time of Coronavirus.

Cleveland Orchestra

Concert on Public Square
Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

Of continuing
interest

Click here to view a list of resources for ICSOM musicians during the COVID-19 crisis.

Click here for details about the use of ICSOM’s Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) in response to COVID-19.

The 58th annual ICSOM conference will be hosted by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Pittsburgh Local 60-471 on August 19-22, 2020. Click here for more details.

ICSOM has launched a letter writing campaign to support the musicians of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra as they face severe budget cuts. Click here to access the Phone2Action link.

Bruce Ridge authors book on ICSOM. 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.