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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 -->

2019 National Election Ballots Have Been Mailed

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

Dear AGMA Members: Please look out for the official AGMA voting ballot in your mailbox.  Hard copies of the ballots were sent to your last reported address on April 22, 2019 and should be arriving shortly (please note there is no option for voting electronically).  If you do not receive a ballot by May 1, 2019, please contact Global Election Services at helpdesk@voteges.com or call 1-800-864-1263 to request a replacement ballot. Members have until May 10, 2019 to request that a replacement ballot be sent to them. For any questions about the election, please login to MYAGMA at www.musicalartists.org and click on MYAGMA – 2019 National Election (or email elections@musicalartists.org).   ... Read More -->

AGMA Member Event for all Houston Grand Opera Artists

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Calling all Artists of Houston Grand Opera!  AGMA will be hosting a special event on Monday, May 6th, from 7-9pm at the HGO studios.  Please join Deborah Allton-Maher, AGMA's Associate Executive Director, Griff Braun, AGMA's Director of Organizing and Outreach, and artists of Houston Ballet, for a discussion of who AGMA is, what AGMA does, and why it's vital that all the artists of Houston Grand Opera get involved.  Food will be provided, and we are anticipating a fun and informative evening.  All details can be found by visiting this link.  Please remember to RSVP! Hope to see you on the 6th! ... Read More -->

New York City Ballet Arbitration Decision

Published April 19, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

After a careful review of the facts, one of the country’s top arbitrators has decided to reinstate Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catazaro to the New York City Ballet. Mr. Catazaro has decided not to return to City Ballet. The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) exists to ensure the rights of all our members are protected—that includes those who report harassment in the workplace as well as those who have been subject to unjust termination. This was a complicated situation. We pursued this case because it's important to us that your employer is prevented from taking extreme and potentially career-ending action based on non-criminal activity in your private life. We are committed to doing everything in our power to ensure you have ... Read More -->