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AGMA Member Event for all Houston Grand Opera Artists

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

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 -->

Office Closure – Good Friday

Published April 18, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

In observance of Good Friday, AGMA's National Office will close on Thursday, April 18th at 5:00 PM ET, reopening on Monday, April 22nd. AGMA's National Office Staff extend our warmest greetings to all of our members celebrating their respective religious holidays this weekend. ... Read More -->

Election Bulletin

Published April 7, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Ballots for the AGMA Officers and Board of Governors election will be mailed to members in good standing on April 22, 2019. A draft of the envelope that will be sent to you by mail and the voting instructions that will appear on the ballot are printed on the following pages. If you will not be at your home address between April 22 and May 10, 2019 (the balloting period), please go to the AGMA members-only portal (MyAGMA) and change your address to the address where you will be during that time period. Alternatively, you may call the Membership Department at 212-265-3687 to update your address. Changes of address must be done before April 15, 2019, which is the date that the database will be provided to the election vendor. Please rem... Read More -->

Spring 2019 AGMAzine Publication Postponed

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

Due to legal concerns about compliance with federal labor law in connection with the upcoming AGMA elections, counsel has advised the union (out of an abundance of caution) to postpone the publication of AGMAzine until after the election. We have, therefore, decided to delay publication.  Please feel free to submit any additional articles, photos, etc. to Denise Baker at  Thanks for your understanding and patience.... Read More -->

Reminder: Deadline to Submit Candidate Statements and Photos

Published March 22, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Pursuant to the 2019 National Election Rules (available by signing in to MyAGMA), all candidate statements and photos must be submitted to Elizabeth Drorbaugh at on or before March 29, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Candidates are encouraged to submit their photos and statements as soon as possible. Candidate statements and photos received after the deadline will not be accepted.... Read More -->

Voice Screenings for Chicago Area Professional Singers

Published March 19, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in Chicago / Midwest Area

Are you both an AGMA Member, and professional singer living in the Chicago area? Take action to improve and maintain healthy voice habits! Contact MusiCares to determine eligibility* in order to receive a complimentary stroboscopic exam and physician examination to assess vocal health.  *Participants must complete a brief application to document at least  five years paid work in the music industry and qualify through MusiCares*   Saturday, April 13, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary 1855 W. Taylor Street 3rd Floor, Room 3.87 Chicago, IL 60612   Space is limited & appointments must be made in advance. For more information and to obtain an application, call 212.245.7840 or email music... Read More -->

AGMA Supports the Chicago Federation of Musicians and the Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Published March 11, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) fully supports the Chicago Federation of Musicians and the Orchestra at Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in their efforts to obtain a fair contract. As of today, March 11, 2019,  the CSO instrumentalists have gone on strike to obtain a fair contract and fight back against cuts that will hurt both the musicians and the quality of the artistry at CSO. AGMA members are encouraged to visit for more information and updates.... Read More -->

List of 2019 National Election Candidates Published

Published March 8, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Pursuant to AGMA’s 2019 National Election Policy, a complete list of candidates running for open seats on the Board of Governors - and a complete list of candidates for Officer Positions on the Board of Governors - has been published to our website. Please be advised that due to the technical difficulties previously alerted to this afternoon, AGMA leadership has elected to publish the candidate list to the public-facing portion of our website - ensuring that all members may access the information in a timely fashion, while the database issues are being resolved. As soon as the aforementioned technical problems are remedied, the page will then be relocated to its proper location within the 2019 National Election Portal of MyAGMA. UPDATE (3... Read More -->

AGMA Website Experiencing Intermittent Technical Difficulties

Published   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

As of this afternoon, the AGMA Membership Department began working with our third-party database vendor to resolve an issue that is intermittently affecting AGMA members’ ability to log into the MyAGMA portion of our website. We are diligently working to resolve the issue, and appreciate your patience during this time. Please stay tuned to the News portion of our website for further details - and if your issue is urgent in nature, please contact the AGMA National Office by phone at (212) 265-3687.... Read More -->