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World Opera Day 2022

Published October 25, 2022   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Today and every day we recognize the talent, majesty, and artistry of AGMA’s members. One essential function of our union is creating circumstances and environments where our members are empowered to do their best work and create incredible works of art. That responsibility is a true honor and we love seeing our members on stage. Today we celebrate opera! Happy World Opera Day 2022! ... Read More -->

AGMA Ratifies 1-Year Extension with Lyric Opera of Chicago

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A one-year extension between AGMA and Lyric Opera of Chicago was approved by AGMA leadership, after being ratified by the shop. Thank you to the negotiating committee and congratulations! CONTRACT HIGHLIGHTS: PRINCIPAL ARTISTS: Up-front advance payment to per performance Principal Artists of 20% of their contracted fees paid on their first day at Lyric Opera with the remaining 80% split with each performanceA delineation of the tax status (1099 or W2) for Principal Artists and a breakdown of any fees, per diem or housing payments at the time of contractingReimbursement of housing expenses (if included in your contract) and flight expenses (including checked bags and a choice of seats) incurred by Principal Artists which can be... Read More -->

REMINDER: San Francisco Area Membership Meeting on November 3

Published October 24, 2022   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

AREA MEETING REMINDER! The San Francisco Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Thursday, November 3, at 6:00 p.m. PT. Members of the Area received a reminder email today (10/24) around 10:00 a.m. PT with more information and a link to register. Any members who had already registered prior to receiving the reminder do not need to do again. Area meetings are an opportunity for AGMA members to come together with their fellow local members to meet, connect, and discuss common issues. Sam Wheeler, AGMA’s National Executive Director, will be there. He will provide an update on the state of the Union and wants to hear directly from Area members too. ... Read More -->

WEBINAR REMINDER: “An Intro to AGMA” on October 27

Published October 20, 2022   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Next week, AGMA will be hosting “An Intro to AGMA”, a live member orientation and informational webinar, on Thursday, October 27. Members are welcome to join the webinar at 10:00 a.m. ET or 9:00 p.m. ET on October 27. Anyone who has already registered does not need to do so again! “An Intro to AGMA” will cover everything from the history of AGMA and its structure, to the basics of joining AGMA, to why workers form unions and how they create collective power. The webinar will be presented by Griff Braun, AGMA's National Organizing Director. This is open to all AGMA members in good standing, from brand-new members to members who haven't been able to attend an in-person orientation yet to longtime members th... Read More -->

Southern California Area Membership Meeting Announced

Published October 19, 2022   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Southern California Area Members: SAVE THE DATE! The SoCal Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Wednesday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. PT. Members of the area were sent an email today around 12:00 p.m. PT with more information and a link to register! Area meetings are an opportunity for AGMA members to come together with their fellow local members to meet, connect, and discuss common issues. Sam Wheeler, AGMA’s National Executive Director, will be there. He will provide an update on the state of the Union and wants to hear directly from Area members too. ... Read More -->

Livestream the Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management

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Back in August, the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) announced that AGMA President Ray Menard will be one of three distinguished 2022 recipients of the Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management. The Del Hughes Awards Event will take place on Monday, October 24, 2022, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. ET. Corporate, event, and theatrical stage manager Andrew Feigin and theatrical stage manager Bernita Robinson are also being honored alongside President Menard. In addition to these Lifetime Achievement Awards, the SMA will honor Marguerite Price with The Founders Award and Narda E. Alcorn and Lisa Porter with a Special Recognition Award. For anyone interested in tuning in, the Eventbrite link to register for ... Read More -->

Northwest Area Membership Meeting Announced

Published October 18, 2022   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Northwest Area Members: SAVE THE DATE! The Northwest Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Tuesday, November 15, at 6:00 p.m. PT. Members of the area were sent an email today around 12:00 p.m. PT with more information and a link to register! Area meetings are an opportunity for AGMA members to come together with their fellow local members to meet, connect, and discuss common issues. Sam Wheeler, AGMA’s National Executive Director, will be there. He will provide an update on the state of the Union and wants to hear directly from Area members too. ... Read More -->

Pennsylvania Area Membership Meeting Announced

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Pennsylvania Area Members: SAVE THE DATE! The Pennsylvania Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Tuesday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m. ET. Members of the area were sent an email today around 12:15 p.m. ET with more information and a link to register! Area meetings are an opportunity for AGMA members to come together with their fellow local members to meet, connect, and discuss common issues. Sam Wheeler, AGMA’s National Executive Director, will be there. He will provide an update on the state of the Union and wants to hear directly from Area members too. ... Read More -->

New York Area Membership Meeting Announced

Published October 17, 2022   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

New York Area Members: SAVE THE DATE! The New York Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Sunday, November 13, at 4:00 p.m. ET. Members of the area were sent an email today around 1:00 p.m. ET with more information and a link to register! Area meetings are an opportunity for AGMA members to come together with their fellow local members to meet, connect, and discuss common issues. Joining the New York Area will be guest speakers from outside organizations, including the Workers Defense League (more details on this soon!). Sam Wheeler, AGMA’s National Executive Director, will be there as well. He will provide an update on the state of the Union and wants to hear directly from Area members too ... Read More -->

AGMA Announces Upcoming Information Webinar

Published October 13, 2022   |  By Alicia Cook  |  Post in All Areas

AGMA will be hosting “An Intro to AGMA”, a live member orientation and informational webinar, on Thursday, October 27. Members are welcome to join the webinar at 10:00 a.m. ET or 9:00 p.m. ET on October 27. “An Intro to AGMA” will cover everything from the history of AGMA and its structure, to the basics of joining AGMA, to why workers form unions and how they create collective power. The webinar will be presented by Griff Braun, AGMA's National Organizing Director. This is open to all AGMA members in good standing, from brand-new members to members who haven't been able to attend an in-person orientation yet to longtime members that would just like a refresher or to learn more... Read More -->