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2022 Conference Materials

Location: Grand Rapids MI

August 24 - 27, 2022

ICSOM celebrates its 60th anniversary at the 2022 ICSOM Conference from August 24 – 27, 2022 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton/Grand Rapids Downtown. The conference will be hosted by the musicians of the Grand Rapids Symphony and Local #56 (click here for further information from the Grand Rapids Symphony Musicians Association newsletter.)

Conference packets containing hotel and registration information were mailed to Delegates in mid-June. The deadline to make hotel reservations and register for the conference is July 22.


Proof of vaccination:  Similar to the 2021 Conference, we are requiring that everyone attending the 2022 Conference present proof of COVID vaccination. For 2022, that means (1) the original vaccination series; and (2) at least one booster shot. Proof of vaccination should be provided upon checking in at the ICSOM conference registration desk (not the hotel’s check-in).

We are not requiring masking or distancing at this time, but of course we should be flexible inf pandemic circumstances change. We encourage you to test before the first session, and to that end, ICSOM will provide all delegates with one rapid test upon checking in at the ICSOM desk.


2022 Proclamation of ICSOM Day in Grand Rapids MI
August 24, 2022 is ICSOM Day in Grand Rapids MI
2022 ICSOM Chairperson Address
Merdith Snow (LA Phil) address to the 2022 ICSOM Conference on August 24, 2022
2022 ICSOM President Address
Paul Austin (Grand Rapids) address to the 2022 ICSOM Conference on August 24, 2022
accompanying slides to 2022 ICSOM President Address
2022 ICSOM Conference Agenda
published August 23, 2022
AFM-EPF's Learn More About Your Pension Benefits
handout with active links to documents and videos to assist participants and provide information about their benefits with the American Federation of Musicians and Employers' Pension Fund
Letter of Welcome from Michigan's US Senator Debbie Stabenow to ICSOM Conference attendees
Adopted resolutions of the 60th Anniversary ICSOM Conference
Adopted in Grand Rapids MI on August 27, 2022

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Carnegie Hall
Photo credit: Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera