The 2013 OCSM Conference is coming up! We will be in Saskatoon from August 14 to 18th. Click here for all the information. The conference isn't just for delegates ... musicians from all OCSM members are welcome to attend most sessions. Please contact us for more information.
OCSM (the Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians) is the voice of Canadian professional orchestral musicians. OCSM's mission is to uphold and improve the working conditions of professional Canadian orchestral musicians, to promote communication between its members, and to advocate on behalf of the Canadian cultural community.
OCSM is a conference of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) representing approximately 1100 musicians working under collective agreements in twenty Canadian orchestras. Together with other players' conferences (ICSOM, ROPA, RMA, and TMA), we work with the AFM to improve conditions across the continent.
L’ OMOSC (Organisation des musiciens d'orchestre symphonique du Canada) est la voix des musiciens d'orchestre professionnels canadiens. La mission de l'OMOSC consiste à maintenir et à améliorer les conditions de travail des musiciens d'orchestre professionnels du Canada, à favoriser la communication entre ses membres et à promouvoir les intérêts de la communauté culturelle canadienne.
L'OMOSC est une association reliée à la Fédération américaine des musiciens des Etats-Unis et du Canada (FAM) qui représente les musiciens symphoniques professionnels du Canada. L'OMOSC compte vingt orchestres membres et regroupe environ 1100 musiciens liés par une convention collective. De concert avec d'autres conférences de musiciens (ICSOM, ROPA, RMA, et TMA ), nous unissons nos efforts à ceux de la FAM dans le but d'améliorer les conditions des musiciens partout sur le continent.
NEWS | NOUVELLES
This week: Boston's new music director; Edmonton launches a Sistema; triumphs for the Canadian Opera Company; and the fallout in the Twin Cities.
- The Boston Symphony has a new music director: Latvian-born Andris Nelsons, aged 34. The New York Times and Boston Globe report on the new hire, whose tenure begins in 2014.
- The Edmonton Symphony launched its YONA-Sistema program this week, an after-school program for 2nd and 3rd-graders in partnership with several local organizations, Metro News and CTV Edmonton report.
- The Canadian Opera Company's latest productions, Salome and Dialogues of the Carmelites, got rave reviews in this week's Wall Street Journal.
- After cancelling the entire 2012-13 season, the Minnesota Orchestra's fate is in question; an in depth commentary in the New York Times last weekend reviews the context and issues.
- The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's lockout is now over; a commentary in the Pioneer Press by Twin Cities Musicians Union President Brad C. Eggen lists steps to ensure it doesn't repeat.
- The Southwest Florida Symphony, a ROPA orchestra, is also in distress - they have laid off staff and plan to vacate offices later this month, the News-Press reports. Programming for next season remains in place; a board meeting is scheduled for May 29th.