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Sexual Harassment Claims Against Plácido Domingo

Published August 13, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Today, AGMA became aware of serious allegations of sexual harassment made by multiple women against Plácido Domingo.  We have contacted our employers to demand investigations into these allegations.  Additionally, we have reached out to our members in opera companies that may have been affected to offer guidance and support.  We will continue to closely monitor this situation, making the safety of our members our first priority.  AGMA condemns all sexual abuse and sexual harassment, and commends those who come forward to report these incidents in their workplaces.  AGMA is fully committed to ensuring that the artists we represent have safe workplaces that are free of sexual harassment.  Memb... Read More -->

The Actors Fund To Host Upcoming Free Workshops

Published August 2, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Through AGMA's partnership with The Actors Fund, we are thrilled to inform our members of two valuable career workshops to be hosted in the coming weeks at The Actors Fund's New York offices. CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? PREVENTING HEARING LOSS Date: Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 RSVP: http://ow.ly/v6zw50vhk2v Does your job require you to spend hours in a studio or on stage surrounded by loud music and large speakers? Are you currently in a show that has loud special effects? Are you constantly asking friends and family to repeat themselves? This seminar will discuss the following topics: How to protect your hearing while on the jobSimple at home treatments for hearing loss or impairmentWhat symptoms to watch out for, and wh... Read More -->

AGMA Organizes Westwood Presbyterian Church Music Group in Los Angeles

Published July 23, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Professional artists performing at Music of Westwood concert events at Westwood Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles have chosen AGMA as their exclusive bargaining representative Los Angeles, CA (July 23, 2019) – The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) is proud to announce today that it will now represent the principal singers of Music at Westwood, of the Westwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles.  Based on the unanimous vote of support of its singers, Music at Westwood, the musical non-profit choral concert group at Westwood Presbyterian Church, has voluntarily recognized AGMA as the exclusive bargaining representative of the artists for concert performances.  We applaud this decision by the organization, and acknowle... Read More -->

AGMA Leadership Conference Held in National Office

Published July 16, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

From June 24through June 27, 2019, AGMA’s Leadership convened its annual conference in New York City.  Approximately 17 AGMA Officers, Areas Chairs, Committee Chairs and representatives from around the country met to discuss and review various topics, goals and objectives.  Throughout the conference, AGMA staff presented updates regarding on-going projects and new initiatives.  The leadership group revised and refined a priorities list that had been generated during a previous conference. Among the topics analyzed were the following: Membership: an overview of policies and procedures Health and Retirement Funds: an update from Executive Director Derek Davis Public Relations: a presentation by Christine Dusek of 10K ... Read More -->

National Office Closure In Observance of Independence Day

Published July 3, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

In observance of Independence Day, AGMA's National Office will close on Wednesday, July 3rd at 3:00 PM ET, reopening for normal business hours on Monday, July 8th. AGMA's National Office Staff is proud to serve our diverse membership, and we wish you a Safe and Happy Fourth of July! ... Read More -->

Industry Night with American Ballet Theatre

Published June 25, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

In appreciation of the return of American Ballet Theatre's collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera this spring, ABT is pleased to offer a special Industry Night Discount for all members of their affiliated unions. Members will need to present a current Membership card at the Box Office. We hope to see you at the ballet! Industry Night with American Ballet Theatre at the Met Opera House The Sleeping Beauty Friday, July 5 at 7:30pm$59 (plus fees) in Orchestra Prime, Balance, and Rear Side* Limit two tickets per person. Subject to availability. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office Window or over the Phone at (212) 362-6000. An active membership card required for purchase. ... Read More -->

National Office Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

Published May 24, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

In observance of Memorial Day, AGMA's National Office will close on Friday, May 24th at 3:00 PM ET, reopening on Tuesday, May 28th. AGMA's National Office Staff extend our warmest greetings to all of our members, both here and abroad, on this most solemn day of reflection and remembrance. ... Read More -->

AGMA Elects New President, Officers and Governors

Published May 21, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

On Friday, American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) held a mail ballot election pursuant to its Constitution.  Global Election Services (GES) certified the election results, which were accepted and approved May 20, 2019 by AGMA's Board of Governors. The following officers were elected:  President - Raymond Menard; Treasurer - J Austin Bitner; Recording Secretary – Louis Perry; First VP - John W. Coleman;  Second VP - Elizabeth Sciblo; Third VP – Teresa Reichlen; Fourth VP – Jane Shaulis; Fifth VP – Samuel Schultz. Nineteen Governors comprised of Soloists, Choristers/Actors, Dancers, and Production Personnel were also elected throughout the country in a record setting voter turnout. President Menard, Production ... Read More -->

2019 National Election Ballots Are Due May 16th at 5:00 PM ET

Published May 10, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

A reminder to all AGMA Members planning to vote in the upcoming election: follow the directions on your ballot package and mail your completed ballot to arrive by next Thursday, May 16, 5:00 pm ET to be counted. Take action now - we encourage members to account for both transit and delivery time when sending in a ballot. Send in your ballot today to ensure that your voice is heard in this year's election. ... Read More -->

Reminder – Deadline Approaches to Request Duplicate Election Ballot

Published May 6, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

To all members planning to vote in the upcoming election - AGMA members have until May 10th to request a replacement ballot from Global Election Services (email:helpdesk@voteges.com or phone: 1-800-864-1263). Completed ballots must be received by 5:00 pm ET on May 16th. For further information, please log in to MyAGMA and access the 2019 National Election Portal from the MyAGMA drop-down menu. ... Read More -->