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REMINDER: Northwest Area Meeting on November 28

Published November 21, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

REMINDER! 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 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 -->

Artists of Opera Colorado Secure Union Victory with AGMA Following NLRB Election

Published November 20, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) is pleased to announce that the Artists of Opera Colorado have won their union! The Artists fought vigilantly for six months to win their union. After prevailing in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hearing in October, an immediate mail ballot election was ordered by the NLRB, with the vote count taking place on Monday, November 20. Given the results, OC management must recognize AGMA as the exclusive bargaining representative of the Artists. "Congratulations to the Artists of Opera Colorado on their resounding vote to join AGMA," said AGMA National Executive Director Sam Wheeler. "The road leading up to the NLRB election was not easy, and AGMA applauds the artists' determina... Read More -->

Pennsylvania Area Meeting on December 18

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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 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 -->

Information on 2024 Basic Annual Dues from AGMA President

Published November 15, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

https://vimeo.com/884161757/d0544267c9?share=copy Hi, I’m Ned Hanlon, President of AGMA. So, how are we nearing the end of 2023 already? I know that there is so much on our minds at this time of year, but among the many things we need to think about as we usher in the new year: it's almost time to submit our 2024 AGMA Basic Annual Dues. Starting as soon as this week, AGMA members will begin receiving our Basic Dues Statements for next year. As AGMA President, I want to emphasize the vital need for all members to maintain good standing status – it’s how you ensure that you can actively participate at every level of the Union. This means staying up to date on all payments and installment plans. To engage in negotiat... Read More -->

Organizing Update: PBOC Management Rejects Voluntary Recognition

Published November 9, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

On November 3, AGMA officially notified the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale (PBOC) management of its artists’ desire to unionize, with the hopes that the Company would respect their wishes and voluntarily recognize their union. Unfortunately, PBOC management rejected voluntary recognition. AGMA will be filing for an NLRB election on Monday. We will share more details as things progress. ICYMI: On November 3, AGMA announced that the artists of PBOC had signed cards to form a union. At the time, the organizing artists said, “Forming our union with AGMA will strengthen and enhance our working relationship with the management of PBOC. Building on the successes of the past 28 years, we are committed to supporting th... Read More -->

Reminder: Mid & South Atlantic Area Meeting November 19

Published November 8, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

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 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 -->

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 -->