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Webinar Recording Available: Transitioning to General Director or Management Roles

Published December 14, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

On November 6, the AGMA Staging Staff Caucus welcomed guest speaker Jonathan West, who talked about the process for members looking to transition into General Director or Management roles at companies. This presentation was recorded and is now available on the AGMA website. Members must log in to MyAGMA to access. To view: Log in to MyAGMA, select "AGMA Webinars" from the MyAGMA dropdown, and then select "AGMA Caucus Webinars." ... Read More -->

A Message from Yannick Nézet-Séguin, AGMA Relief Fund Holiday Drive Chair

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Dear Friends and Supporters of the Arts, As music director of the Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and as a conductor around the country and the world, I've collaborated with and befriended many AGMA Artists, witnessing firsthand their incredible talent and dedication. Their unwavering commitment to their craft has been a source of inspiration, and I have been fortunate to forge meaningful connections with these extraordinary individuals in our shared pursuit of the art forms we all love. So, it is with great pleasure and a sense of responsibility that I write to you today as this year’s AGMA Relief Fund Holiday Drive Chair. As we all know, the past few years have deeply affected the livelihoods of coun... Read More -->

REMINDER: Southern Central Area Meeting on December 19

Published   |  By Alicia Cook  |  Post in All Areas

REMINDER! The Southern Central Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Tuesday, December 19, at 7:00 p.m. CT. Members of the Area were sent a reminder email with more information, fun eggnog recipes, and a link to register. Area meetings are an opportunity for AGMA members to come together with other local members to meet, connect, and discuss common issues. ... Read More -->

Dancers of Ballet Austin Take Steps to Unionize

Published December 13, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Artists continue to organize in 2023, as the Dancers of Ballet Austin have signed cards to form a union and join the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). Griff Braun, AGMA’s National Organizing Director, expressed his excitement about the development, stating, "This is a significant step forward for the Dancers of Ballet Austin as they unite to strengthen their collective voice, for themselves and for the Artists that will follow them." Ballet Austin was founded in 1956 and is among the country's 15 largest classical ballet companies. In a letter addressed to the Ballet’s management, the Dancers emphasized their motivation, stating, “Our forming of a union comes from a desire to preserve the things that we value... Read More -->

Reminder: Pennsylvania Area Meeting on December 18

Published December 11, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Reminder! The Pennsylvania Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Monday, December 18, at 7:00 p.m. ET. Members of the Area were sent a reminder email earlier today with more information and a link to register. Area meetings are an opportunity for AGMA members to come together with other local members to meet, connect, and discuss common issues. ... Read More -->

REMINDER: New York Area Meeting on December 16

Published December 9, 2023   |  By Alicia Cook  |  Post in All Areas

REMINDER! The New York Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Saturday, December 16, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Members of the Area were sent a reminder email on Thursday, December 7, with more information and a link to register. Area meetings are an opportunity for AGMA members to come together with other local members to meet, connect, and discuss common issues. ... Read More -->

REMINDER: San Francisco Area Meeting on December 12

Published December 6, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The San Francisco Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Tuesday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. PT. Members of the Area were sent a reminder email earlier today with more information and a link to register. Area meetings are an opportunity for AGMA members to come together with other local members to meet, connect, and discuss common issues. ... Read More -->

AGMA Announces Two Public Sessions of “An Intro to AGMA” Webinar

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AGMA will host two public sessions of “An Intro to AGMA,” the Union’s live new-member orientation and informational webinar. Those interested are welcome to join the webinar at 10:00 a.m. ET or 9:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 20. Registration is required! Register: 10:00 a.m. ET Register: 9:00 p.m. ET Both webinars will cover the same content, allowing participants to choose the best time for their schedule. The anticipated duration of the webinar is between 30 to 45 minutes. In a departure from previous sessions, the December webinars are open to the PUBLIC. We encourage members to share this link with friends who may find it interesting! Additionally, we extend a warm invitation to all AGMA members,... Read More -->

Southern Central Area Meeting on December 19

Published November 29, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The Southern Central Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Tuesday, December 19, at 7:00 p.m. CT. Members of the Area were sent an email earlier today with more information, fun eggnog recipes, and a link to register. Area meetings are an opportunity for AGMA members to come together with other local members to meet, connect, and discuss common issues. ... Read More -->

Opera Health: Insurance for Freelance Opera Professionals

Published November 28, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Opera Health is a health insurance marketplace specifically designed to cater to the unique needs of freelance opera professionals. Recognizing the challenges that often accompany a freelance career, Opera Health aims to provide a tailored solution for securing health insurance coverage. Unlike many plans available on healthcare marketplaces, Opera Health offers national coverage. AGMA wants to acknowledge the significant work that went into bringing this option to the freelance opera community, particularly the work of Alex Fletcher of Fletcher Artist Management LLC. While AGMA does not endorse any particular health insurance, and we strongly advise members to do their due diligence before selecting health insurance for themsel... Read More -->