Letter to President Biden and Vice President Harris from AGMA President: the Arts Need Funding Now

Published January 21, 2021   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

"It has never been just about 'dinner and a show.' It is 'the United States Economy and a show,' as the Performing Arts in the U.S. intersects with and amplifies virtually every other facet of our economy." Dear President Biden and Vice President Harris: Congratulations on this historic moment in both of your lives, as well as our country’s. As Production Stage Manager of the Metropolitan Opera and President of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), the labor union of professional singers, dancers, and stage staff in opera, choral performance, and concert dance, it brought me more joy than I can explain to see how you incorporated the Performing Arts throughout the Presidential Inauguration. Listening to the messages ... Read More -->

January 27: AGMA State of the Union

Published January 13, 2021   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

AGMA members are invited to attend a special AGMA State of the Union webinar on Wednesday, January 27, at 8:00 p.m. EST. The webinar will begin with a review of the many challenges and achievements of an extraordinarily difficult 2020, and then shift its focus to the new year. Speakers include AGMA President Ray Menard, National Executive Director Len Egert, and the head of the AGMA/SDC Medical Panel, Dr. Mark Cunningham-Hill. There will be time for questions at the end. Registration is required. Members will receive a link to the webinar once their AGMA membership status has been verified. A recording of the webinar will be posted behind the MyAGMA portal for those who cannot attend live.  ... Read More -->