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General Membership Meeting Jan. 26, 7 PM

Happy New Year! Our first meeting in 2015 will be held on January 26, 7 PM @ Maggies Sports Bar and Cafe, 1186 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203, (518) 935-2661. Buffet served at 8 PM. Reminder: bring an instrument you no longer use — it will be donated to a student in the Albany School System via nonprofit group, The Albany Fund for Education. Your donation is tax deductible. Band & orchestra instruments especially needed. Sorry keyboards cannot be recycled through this program. See our web page for more information. http://albanymusiciansunion.com/donate-an-instrument/

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Job Posting: Conductor/ Coach – Northeast String Orchestra

The Northeast String Orchestra, a youth orchestra in Clifton Park, has a conductor/coach position open for one of its new ensembles. For official job posting in pdf click on link below:

NSO – AE Job Posting

Opportunity: Coach/Conductor ~ Northeast String Orchestra Advanced Ensemble
Post Date: October 22, 2014
City: Clifton Park     State: New York

Description: The Northeast String Orchestra, Inc. is seeking a professional and engaging conductor to coach/conduct the NSO’s Advanced Ensemble. Students in the Advanced Ensemble are in NYSSMA levels III through V. The Northeast String Orchestra, Inc. offers a non-competitive, creative and nurturing environment.

If interested, please submit a letter of interest and a resume to Ruth M. Schulman, Executive Director, Northeast String Orchestra, Inc., PO Box 4064, Clifton Park, NY 12065 or nsorch@gmail.com; www.nsorch.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

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Classical Music Showcase @ NYS Museum, Nov 16, 1-4PM

UPDATE: Local 14 has announced the schedule for the 2nd annual “Classical Showcase” featuring Local 14 chamber groups and soloists in performance on November 16th from 1-4 PM at the NYS Museum.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY ALBANY MUSICIANS’ ASSOCIATION, AFM LOCAL 14.

Metropolis Hall
1:00 A Touch of Woodwinds (woodwind, violin, cello)
1:45 Brass Takts (trumpet, horn, trombone)
2:30 Trio Pastoral (violin, viola, cello)
3:15 Riverstone (flute, oboe, cello, harp, viola)

Adirondack Hall
1:00 Eribeth Chamber Players
1:45 Daisy Lin (piano)
2:30 Erin & Ryan Cioffi (woodwinds)
3:15 Tom Monkell & Doug Esmond (guitars)

Directions to NYS Museum

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New AFM-Sponsored Insurance Plans

AFM endorses these plans, which transfer members’ risks of being sued, and of having to pay thousands of dollars to replace or repair necessary equipment. The plans can save members money while assuring members can maintain their livelihood.

AFM has prepared this downloadable PDF:
AFM Sponsored Insurance Plans 2014

Besides detailing the plan benefits, the PDF also clarifies members’ financial risks. (For example, members may not realize that their equipment is not covered by their homeowners insurance!)

Additionally, AFM will furnish members of Local 14 with informational articles about risks, and AFM-endorsed solutions. For more information, contact Albany Musicians’ Association, Inc. Secretary-Treasurer Patti Melita.

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General Membership Meeting – Sept 29, 7 PM

General Membership Meeting – Sept 29, 7 PM @ The Orchard Tavern, 68 N. Manning Boulevard, Albany, NY 12206, 518 482-5677. Bring an instrument you no longer use — it will be donated to a student in the Albany School System via nonprofit group, The Albany Fund for Education. Your donation is tax deductible. Band & orchestra instruments especially needed. Sorry keyboards cannot be recycled through this program. See our web page for more information. http://albanymusiciansunion.com/donate-an-instrument/

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Classical Showcase Nov 16 @ NYS Museum

Local 14 will sponsor the 2nd annual “Classical Showcase” featuring  Local 14 chamber groups and soloists in performance on November 16th from 1-4 PM at the NYS Museum.

Museum location TBA
1:00 A Touch of Woodwinds (woodwind, violin, cello)
1:45 Brass Takts (trumpet, horn, trombone)
2:30 Trio Pastoral (violin, viola, cello)
3:15 Riverstone (flute, oboe, cello, harp, viola)

Adirondack Hall
1:00 Alyson Slack & Jessica Belflower (violins)
1:45 Daisy Lin (piano)
2:30 Erin & Ryan Cioffi (woodwinds)
3:15 Tom Monkell & Doug Esmond (guitars)

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Request for Instruments

The Music Instrument Program of the Albany Fund for Education collects, refurbishes and distributes donated instruments to Albany students.
HOW TO DONATE: AFE Request for Instruments.

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Two Winners Chosen for the 2014 Tommy Ippolito Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that we have chosen two winners for the 2014 Tommy Ippolito Scholarship. They are: Rebecca Barron-French Horn from Voorheesville HS and Philip McNaughton-Bassoon from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk HS

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