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.
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This week: Celebrating Britten in London, a new exec in Charleston, the state of Canadian unions, and more...Orchestra London is celebrating Benjamin Britten's centenary this weekend, with the Canadian premiere of Britten's Double Concerto for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra, written at age 18. The London Free Press previews the concert with a video performance by associate concertmaster Mary-Elizabeth Brown.The Toronto Star reports on the state of the Toronto Symphony, with key vacancies in executive director and marketing and communications director positions. Critic Martin Knelman points to vital partnerships between music directors and executive directors of other successful orchestras.The Charleston Symphony's new executive director is Michael Smith, the orchestra's current principal trumpet. The Post and Courier reported Smith's appointment, which follows CSO musicians' recent vote to decertify their union, AFM Local 502; Smith previously headed the musician's negotiating team.Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser, among the most celebrated arts managers, will leave his post several months early and take his arts management institute to the University of Maryland in September, the Washington Post reports.Dallas Symphony music director Jaap van Zweden agreed to extend his contract through 2019, the Dallas Morning News reported. Van Zweden has led the DSO since 2008.This month The Walrus magazine covers the State of the Unions, including organizing efforts by UNITE HERE! and the recent merger of CAW and CEP, which united to form Canada's largest union, UNIFOR.