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AGMAzine Wins Third MarCom Award

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

The latest issue of AGMAzine has won a Gold MarCom Award. This marks the third consecutive year AGMAzine received a Gold MarCom Award. The MarCom Awards, one of the most respected competitions in the marketing and communications industry, showcases outstanding work in various categories. The Gold MarCom Award signifies excellence in the field of communications and marketing. There were over 7,000 entries from throughout the United States, Canada, and 47 other countries. Approximately 20% were Gold Winners.  “Receiving this award for the third year underscores AGMA’s commitment to producing high-quality, engaging content for our members and the industry as a whole,” said Alicia Cook, AGMA’s Director of C... Read More -->

Singers of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale Take Steps to Unionize

Published November 3, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The California-based Singers of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale(PBOC) have signed cards to form a union and join the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). "Unionizing is increasingly recognized by performing artists as the key to securing safety, equity, and sustainability within their industries,” said Griff Braun, AGMA’s National Organizing Director. “AGMA wholeheartedly supports the PBOC artists who are making this courageous decision and will stand beside them every step of the way.” Since its formation in 1995, the Chorale has brought performances of great musical finesse, finely-honed stylistic vocalism, and enormous vitality to audiences in the Bay Area and beyond. The Artists of the Chorale h... Read More -->

Northwest Area Meeting on November 28

Published November 1, 2023   |  By Alicia Cook  |  Post in All Areas

The Northwest Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Tuesday, November 28, at 7:00 p.m. PT. Members of the Area were sent an 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 Celebrates World Ballet Day

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Today is World Ballet Day! Today we celebrate the exceptional AGMA Artists who define and shape the very essence of ballet. Our dedicated members are the guardians of ballet. Through their unwavering commitment and the surge in their unionizing efforts, they are not only preserving the traditions of ballet but also fostering a more inclusive and sustainable future for this art form. It is an honor to celebrate our members today!  ... Read More -->

Announcing the Opera & Concert Choristers Caucus Webpage

Published October 31, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

AGMA is excited to launch the Opera & Concert Choristers webpage! The OCCC webpage will serve as a valuable platform for AGMA choristers, where OCCC facilitators will provide updates, information, and a direct line of communication to the Caucus leadership via a comment submission form. This page is brand new, so please expect changes and enhancements as time goes on. The OCCC webpage is behind the MyAGMA Portal. To explore the page, please log in to MyAGMA. From the MyAGMA dropdown menu, select “AGMA Caucuses.” From there, select the OCCC option. ... Read More -->

Upcoming: AGMA Black Caucus Meeting on November 1

Published October 26, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Reminder! The AGMA Black Caucus will host its FINAL National Meeting of 2023 on Wednesday, November 1, at 7:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. PT). All Black AGMA Artists are encouraged to participate.  The AGMA Black Caucus meeting will focus on crafting a comprehensive "toolkit" for AGMA signatory companies.  During this meeting, the Caucus will also address the recently announced self-nomination period for the ABC Facilitator Election. To qualify for self-nomination, attendance at an ABC meeting within the last six months is required; by participating in this November meeting, the eligibility criterion would be met.  Registration is required to receive the Zoom details. If you have already registered, you do not need to do so... Read More -->

AGMA Celebrates World Opera Day

Published October 25, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

World Opera Day is October 25. AGMA could not be more proud of the Union's Artists and their profound impact on the opera world. Their passion, dedication, and extraordinary artistry breathe life into this art form. AGMA members play an indispensable role in shaping opera as we know it today, not only by preserving the rich tradition of opera but also by pushing boundaries in an effort to make opera more relevant and resonant with contemporary audiences. Happy World Opera Day to all opera workers, whether on the stage or behind the scenes! May your talents continue to shape the opera world for generations to come. ... Read More -->

Upcoming: Conversation on Collective Bargaining and Solidarity: Open to Non-AGMA Artists

Published October 24, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Register Reminder! The Opera and Concert Choristers Caucus (OCCC) will host its first PUBLIC presentation on Monday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET. All Artists are encouraged to attend regardless of AGMA membership status, so AGMA members should feel free to forward this link to their choral friends and colleagues, especially those in Right to Work (RTW) states! How has collective bargaining improved working conditions and pay for professional singers over the last year? What does it mean to belong to AGMA in a right-to-work state? How can you become involved in improving the standards of your industry? Join the OCCC and Jennifer Wallace, AGMA’s Western Region Vice President and Chair of the Work Rules and Contract... Read More -->

AGMA Releases Letters Sent to ABT Management in 2017 and 2023

Published October 23, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) unequivocally supports the exceptional dancers and staging staff of American Ballet Theatre (ABT) who are currently working under an expired contract. It is with great urgency and frustration that we address this issue once more, noting that we find ourselves in the exact same predicament as we did in 2017. This time though, the Artists have endured even more hardships and sacrifices, particularly in light of the devastating impact of the pandemic. In 2017, the Artists sent a letter to the ABT Board outlining critical issues that required immediate attention. The following six years have seen no substantial change in the contract conditions of the Artists. Rather, they have been burde... Read More -->

Mid & South Atlantic Area Meeting Announced

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The Mid & South Atlantic Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Sunday, November 19, at 8:00 p.m. ET. Members of the Area were sent an email with details on Sunday 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 -->