Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
The musicians of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra would like to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to everyone who supported us during our lockout. The support of our colleagues touched, inspired and sustained us during our ordeal. We were surprised and overwhelmed by your generous support and kind words. Also, ICSOM Chair Bruce Ridge and SSD Director Laura Brownell visited Jacksonville at a crucial time, and that really meant a lot to us.
We were able to come to an agreement when a group of community leaders stepped up to try to bridge the gap between what our management was willing to offer and what we were able to accept. The Friends of the Jacksonville Symphony are now working hard to raise money to add weeks to our season. Already they have raised enough to add one week this season. The concerted response of both the orchestral community and the Jacksonville public serves as a great source of encouragement and hope for the future.
Susan Pardue, Orchestra Committee Chair
Nominating Committee Seeks Input
In accordance with ICSOM bylaws, there will be elections at the 2008 ICSOM Conference for the positions of ICSOM Chairperson, Treasurer, Senza Sordino Editor, and two Members at Large. Also in accordance with ICSOM bylaws, the Governing Board has appointed a Nominating Committee that may, at its discretion, nominate candidates for those positions. Nominations may also be made from the floor at the Conference.
The Nominating Committee will consider all worthy candidates, including those incumbents intending to seek re-election. The duties of all ICSOM officers are spelled out in the ICSOM bylaws. The ICSOM bylaws are available online at icsom.org, and a copy is included in the ICSOM delegate manual. Among the criteria applied by the Nominating Committee are candidates’ personal abilities, experience and activity in ICSOM, compatibility with ICSOM policies and personnel, and willingness to serve. Balance of orchestra size and diversity on the Governing Board are also considerations.
As part of its procedure, the Nominating Committee is soliciting comments and opinions, favorable or otherwise, regarding the incumbent officers and the dispatch of their duties. Delegates and members of ICSOM orchestras may contact any member of the committee. The committee also welcomes suggestions of other possible candidates for these positions.
All input to the nominating committee will be held in the strictest confidence. Committee members may be contacted by telephone or e-mail. The deadline for input is June 10.
Members of the nominating committee are:
Mary Plaine, Chair
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 410-433-6063 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dolores D’Aigle , Oregon Symphony Orchestra 503-675-9433 email@example.com
Eric Arbiter , Houston Symphony Orchestra 713-869-6266 firstname.lastname@example.org