Current
news

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s current leadership has chosen to make decisions that are causing unnecessary damage to the institution, including locking out the musicians. Read more here.

How the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s centennial season delivered on the promise of unprecedented goods. Read more here.

BSO management locks out its musicians as of June 17, 2019. Click here for the Baltimore Symphony Musicians' press statement.

ICSOM issues CALL TO ACTION in support of the members of the Baltimore Symphony. Read more...

Baltimore County to host free July concert featuring BSO Musicians to replace a cancelled Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concert. Read more here.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s musicians have made concessions time and again to bail out bad management. Read more here.

Philadelphia Orchestra receives largest gift in its history. Read more here.

Grant Park Orchestra and board agree to a 3-year collective bargaining pact. Read more here.

Is the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra headed for a lockout? In recent weeks, the ongoing dispute between musicians and management has reached a tipping point over financial woes. Read more here.

72 lawmakers call on Governor Hogan to release money for Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Read more here.

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Steven Copes and Ruggero Allifranchini, violinists
Photo credit: Sarah Rubinstein

Of continuing
interest

The 101st AFM Convention members wrote an emergency resolution regarding the members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra ... read more.

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.