What’s Been Happening at Central City Opera?

Published December 6, 2022   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

AGMA publishes letter that was sent to the CCO Board of Directors that went unanswered. For anyone reading this who may not be aware, AGMA represents the singers (including apprentices), dancers, stage managers, stage directors, and other artists at Central City Opera (CCO). CCO was a founding company of AGMA; our institutions have worked together since the 1940s. The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between AGMA and CCO expired in August 2022, and we are in the midst of negotiating a new CBA. At the moment, though, our path forward in negotiations is questionable due to the recent actions of CCO, under the current leadership of Pamela A. Pantos. To say it’s been a contentious experience would be an understatement. Several... Read More -->

2023 AGMA Basic Annual Dues Deadline Approaching

Published December 5, 2022   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

AGMA members may now submit their 2023 basic annual dues. Invoices were sent on or around November 18. To remain an AGMA member in good standing, and avoid future reinstatement fees, please submit your dues! This upcoming year is also an ELECTION YEAR for AGMA! In May 2023, AGMA members will elect National Officers and Governors to represent them on AGMA’s Board of Governors. In order to participate at all levels of the Union, members must retain good standing status (up to date on all payments/installment plans). This means in order to vote, nominate, or run as a candidate in union elections, engage in negotiations, vote on contracts, attend caucus or committee meetings, receive many email updates, and access MyAGMA, members must rem... Read More -->

Singers of Philadelphia Symphonic Choir Take Steps to Unionize

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12/5/2022 – Union organizing among artists continues into the month of December, as the singers of the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir have signed cards to form a union and join the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). “It is becoming more and more apparent to performing artists that standing together and speaking with one voice is the way to ensure safe, equitable, and viable careers in their industries,” said Griff Braun, AGMA’s National Organizing Director. “AGMA supports the singers of the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir as they seek to unionize. We applaud their display of solidarity with one another and the larger labor movement.” Since its formation six years ago as the resident choral ensemble of the Philadelph... Read More -->

AGMA’s November Newsletter

Published December 2, 2022   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

AGMA's November 2022 Newsletter was emailed to members in good standing on November 30. (Be sure to check your spam/promotions/other folders!) This month's newsletter included an important dues reminder, exciting organizing updates, some amazing contract highlights from recent ratifications, mental health resources, audition and job opportunities, a reminder to complete DANCE/NYC’s Industry Census, updates from AGMA caucuses, and a recap of the November Board Governors Meeting! As a reminder, members can review ALL of AGMA’s past monthly newsletters by visiting the Newsletter Archive on the website (MyAGMA login required). ... Read More -->