Archives: May 2007

05/29/07 Local Awards Scholarship

South Florida Musicians Association (SFMA) has awarded a $1000 Music Performance Fund Scholarship to Jaclyn Perez. Perez will be graduating from Cypress Bay High School and will be attending the University of Florida in the fall.

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05/01/07 Official Business

Membership Meeting Reminder

The next membership meeting will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 1:00 PM at the Local 655 offices. Please see last month's notice for details. We hope to see you there! 

Office Assistant Opening

Please note that we will begin interviewing for the Office Assistant opening the week of May 7. If you know of someone who would be interested in this position, please have them send their resumes to the Local by May 4. 


05/01/07 Christine Nield-Capote, 1950-2007

Flutist Christine Nield-Capote passed away on April 26. She had been a member of Local 655 since 1973 and a member of the Florida Philharmonic since it was first formed. Prior to that she had been a member of the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra and the Fort Lauderdale Symphony.

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05/01/07 Member Benefits

Broward Cultural Affairs Sponsors Entrepreneur Course

Do you have a string quartet? A summer chamber music program? A music teaching studio? Then you are an entrepreneur!

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05/01/07 Double Times

Ask "What's it Pay?" Before You Play!

We got a couple of calls this month...different groups but the same problem. Musicians played a gig, and when they got a check a few weeks later, it was for less than they were expecting. We can never say this too much: ALWAYS ASK what the gig pays before you accept.

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05/01/07 That Union Thing

The New York Times has reported that the wage gap between America's richest and the poorest is the widest it has been since 1928. While productivity has risen 70 percent since 1979, most of those gains have gone to the richest 1 percent of Americans.

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05/01/07 Industry News

The Florida Youth Orchestra has been invited to participate in Jamestown, Virginia's 400th anniversary celebration.

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts adds the Miramar Cultural Arts Center to the list of venues that they manage. The Center also currently manages the Parker Playhouse and the Miniaci Performing Arts Center.

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