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Presidents Day 2019

Published February 13, 2019   |  By Nikolas Wenzel  |  Post in All Areas

In observance of Presidents Day, AGMA offices will be closed on Monday, February 18th and reopen on Tuesday, February 19th.... Read More -->

2019 National Election Portal Is Live

Published February 1, 2019   |  By musicalartists  |  Post in All Areas

Elections for the American Guild of Musical Artists National Officers and the Board of Governors will take place on May 17, 2019.  Eligible AGMA members may submit a petition for either an Officer or Governor position. Only official AGMA petition forms will be accepted. Please ensure that the petition used states “Official AGMA Election Petition” at the top of the page. Serving as an Officer or Governor is your opportunity to represent your colleagues and have a voice in conducting the business of the union. A complete set of election rules and materials have been posted on AGMA’s website. Please log in to MyAGMA, and select "2019 National Election" from under the MyAGMA menu - or if you are already logged in, you may directly ac... Read More -->

Arts, Entertainment, and Media Unions Take Joint Action on Workplace Harassment

Published December 20, 2018   |  By Drew Rosenfeld  |  Post in All Areas

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2018—Arts, entertainment, and media unions affiliated with the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE) are committed to taking joint action to combat workplace harassment. Nine of the unions met on December 13, 2018 and pledged to share contract language, training resources, codes of conduct, and best practices to strengthen the individual efforts of each union to continue improving their industries. The joint action by these unions enhances the individual efforts of each union. “Creative professionals work side-by-side in shared workplaces, which is why their unions are committed to collaborating on industry-wide improvements,” said DPE President Jennifer Dorning. “DPE affiliate unions represent... Read More -->

Holiday Office Hours

Published December 17, 2018   |  By musicalartists  |  Post in All Areas

If you wish to pay your dues or initiation fee, you may do so online by logging into MYAGMA and following the instructions listed there. Please remember that 2019 dues are due and payable by January 1, 2019. Failure to pay them by that date will result in your being in arrears.  If 2019 basic dues are not paid prior to February 1, you will be suspended and will be required to pay a reinstatement fee of $250.00 in order to be returned to good standing. If you are paying by check, the mail must be postmarked prior to February 1, 2019. Please note that in observance of the holiday season, all AGMA offices will be closed beginning Monday, December 24, 2018 and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Have a safe, happy holidays and ... Read More -->

Thanksgiving Office Hours

Published November 21, 2018   |  By musicalartists  |  Post in All Areas

In observance of Thanksgiving, AGMA offices will close today at 3:00pm EST and will reopen on Monday, November 26th. Enjoy the holiday and be safe everyone!... Read More -->

2019 Annual Basic Dues

Published November 13, 2018   |  By musicalartists  |  Post in All Areas

AGMA Members: Have you moved or changed your email address and/or phone number? Please make sure your contact information is up-to-date! You can view/change your information by logging into your personal portal and clicking "Modify My Membership Information" https://www.musicalartists.org/personal-portal/ Invoices for 2019 Annual Basic Dues are going out and are due by January 1, 2019.... Read More -->

AGMA Supports Chicago Federation of Musicians and its Lyric Opera Orchestra

Published October 12, 2018   |  By Drew Rosenfeld  |  Post in All Areas

The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) fully supports the Chicago Federation of Musicians and the Orchestra at Lyric Opera in their efforts to obtain a fair contract. As of Tuesday, October 9, the Lyric Opera Orchestra has been on strike to fight back against cuts that will diminish Lyric Opera of Chicago as one of the world’s great opera companies. AGMA members are encouraged to visit https://www.chicagolyricoperaorchestra.com for more information and updates.... Read More -->

Lyric Opera and AGMA Reach Multi-Year Labor Deal

Published October 9, 2018   |  By Drew Rosenfeld  |  Post in All Areas

CHICAGO (10/8/2018) – Lyric Opera of Chicago and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) announced today that they have reached a multi-year labor agreement extending through the 2020/21 season.  The Agreement is subject to the ratification of AGMA members and approval of the AGMA Board of Governors. Details are not being released to the public at this time. About AGMA: The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) is a labor organization that represents the people who create and engage in America’s operatic, choral and dance performances across the world. AGMA represents approximately 7,500 opera and classical singers, ballet and modern dancers, and production personnel at all principal opera houses, ballet com... Read More -->

Columbus Day

Published October 8, 2018   |  By musicalartists  |  Post in All Areas

In observance of Columbus Day, AGMA offices will be closed on Monday, October 8th and reopen on Tuesday, October 9th.... Read More -->

New Staff Appointments at AGMA

Published September 21, 2018   |  By Drew Rosenfeld  |  Post in All Areas

We are excited to welcome two new additions to AGMA’s senior staff team - Allison Beck and Hope Singer (see full biographies below). Beginning October 1, 2018, Allison Beck will become Mid-Atlantic Counsel, representing AGMA members in the Washington, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and other southeast areas.  Hope Singer officially will become West Coast Counsel, representing AGMA members in the Southern California Area as well as part of our Northwest Area. “I am delighted to welcome these two highly credentialed labor attorneys who bring a wealth of experience to AGMA.  Both will ensure that our union continues to provide exceptional member services by forcefully advocating on behalf of artists in opera, dance and choral fie... Read More -->