Archive for January, 2017

PENSION / PRIVACY / FIRST WEDNESDAY / COMMENTS / EVENTS

Friday, January 27th, 2017

12/27/16

I.  MEMBER COMMENT – PENSION
II. MEMBER COMMENT – PRIVACY?
III. ASMAC ‘FIRST WEDNESDAYS’ – DYNAMIC MUSIC PARTNERS
IV. MEMBER COMMENTS

V. EVENTS
…Absolutely guaranteed anonymity – Former Musician’s Union officer
…The one voice of reason in a sea of insanity – Nashville ‘first call’
scoring musician
…Allows us to speak our minds without fear of reprisal – L.A. Symphonic musician
…Reporting issues the Musicians Union doesn’t dare to mention – National touring musician
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I.  MEMBER COMMENT – PENSION

You’ve probably received the info from the pension fund bemoaning
its ongoing “critical status”. Having been in that status since 2009,
apparently the “fiduciaries” see nothing on the horizon to alter
that status. I think you know that we have a stock market knocking
on the door 20K. So this makes one wonder just what have our
vaunted fiduciaries been doing?

I think we all realize the ever decreasing numbers of membership
across the Federation, more people coming on to collect benefits
than there are existing members to fund, etc. Yet shouldn’t there
be some kind of investment plan that could mitigate against the
negatives, especially in light of markets trending upward over
‘a period of years? We’re all for caution and prudent management…
but good grief!

My question is: Do we, as the rank and file in the Federation,
have any ability/recourse to call the “fiduciaries” (those in
charge of investments) on the carpet for failing to perform?
Curious if you might have any information on this. It seems
ludicrous that the Fund will be in critical status “ad infinitum”.

Any thoughts and info would be welcome.

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I see others are outraged. So frustrating the attitude we get.
Is there not some other form of recourse, like through some
oversight group, rather than just letters to union officials?
There should be some watchdog org. that monitors what
comes down to fiscal malfeasance.
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II. MEMBER COMMENT – PRIVACY?

At the “inaugural” meeting of 2017, the membership was informed
of some statistics on the number of persons accessing the Overture
On-Line.  X amount of “hits” in the USA and from X number
of countries abroad.

I sent a colleague the following:

My dues statement came and included my Membership #
and “web ID”.  It occurred to me that the local has the ability
to track who is reading the Overture and who is not.

This was the response:

We’ve known for a long time that as long as Marc Sazer
is the webmaster/info guru, that he has carte blanche
access to members’ vital personal data. Who reads the
overture online is minor to me compared with the power
to see the work history, income, employers, etc. of
members. The webmaster can also see the members’
online website viewing history. What someone views
– be it CBAs, wage scales, meeting minutes – tells a
great deal about the viewer. And when that info is in
the hands of someone who controls work… it doesn’t
take a genius.

Name Withheld

Sent from my iPad
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III. ASMAC ‘FIRST WEDNESDAYS’ – DYNAMIC MUSIC PARTNERS

February 1, 2017
7pm Check-in • 7:30pm Program

ASMAC presents:
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Dynamic Music Partners

Kristopher Carter, Lolita Ritmanis
and Michael McCuistion

RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED
Emmy Award-winning composers Kristopher Carter,
Lolita Ritmanis and Michael McCuistion collectively
known as Dynamic Music Partners, will be the featured
guests at February’s event. The team will demonstrate
and discuss their work in animation music along with
the history of Dynamic Music Partners and their
remarkable collaboration. They will also discuss the
landscape of acquiring projects, how the business
is evolving as well as sharing the experience and
knowledge they have gained over the years.

The team is currently scoring the hit animated series
Marvel’s Avengers Assemble. Michael, Lolita and
Kristopher have created hundreds of hours of music
for a variety of different genres, including TV series,
independent films, video games and live performance
events. They have collectively earned twenty-eight
Emmy Award nominations and nine Annie Award
nominations as composers for Batman: The Brave
And The Bold, Justice League, Teen Titans, Batman
Beyond, The Zeta Project and The New Batman
Superman Adventures.

They each received the Emmy Award in Music Direction
and Composition for their music for Batman Beyond.
Their score to the feature film “Yesterday Was A Lie”
won a Gold Medal at the Park City Film Music Festival.

Additionally, original concert works and suites of their
scores have been performed in festivals and special
events — from New York’s Lincoln Center to The
Hollywood Bowl their music has received critical acclaim.
This remarkable and very contemporary trio of composers
and performers is an example of creative collaboration,
business savvy, and artistic expression of the highest,
most original level.

For more information on their credits, please visit IMDb links:
Lolita Ritmanis http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0728667/
Kristopher Carter http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0141766/
Michael McCuistion http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0567090/

Join us for a very informative and entertaining evening!

Check-In: 7 pm – Program: 7:30 pm

$10 Admission
SCL Members – $5
FREE for ASMAC & Local 47 members

Musicians Union Local 47
817 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90038

For more information on ASMAC and upcoming events:
(818) 994-4661 www.asmac.org

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IV. MEMBER COMMENTS

time to drain the RMA swamp

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Hello Editor,

Well, now that Local 47 has gone from …”barely making
the bills” to “money in the bank”…sure why not spend
some of that money to “record our re-transplant” to Burbank?

However, can you see the proposed “music award ceremony”
changing to the “Professional Musician’s of Burbank”?

President Acosta was asked about this at the onset of the
referendum to sell Vine Street.  He said, “then we will
have to change our name”…Really?

Sent from my iPad

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V. EVENTS

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DEAN AND RICHARD


DEAN AND RICHARD
are now at Culver City Elks the first 
Friday of 
every month.
7:30pm-10:30pm,
11160 Washington Pl.
Culver City, 90232
310-839-8891

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LA WINDS JAZZ KATS 584
NO COVER, NO MINIMUM.
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at
Viva Cantina
7:30-10:00.
900 Riverside Drive, 
Burbank.

Free parking across the street at Pickwick Bowl.
Come hear your favorite charts played the way
they 
should 
be. 

We are in the back room called
the Trailside Room. 


Come on down.

Guaranteed to swing.
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1/28/17

MALIBU FRIENDS OF MUSIC at MAHMA
KAIROS MUSICAL SOIREES

A MOZART BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!
Saturday ~ January 28th
7:30 in the evening.

For Reservations Click Here:
www.malibufriendsofmusic.org

Featuring the:
MALIBU COAST STRING TRIO
Maria Newman, violinist
Scott Hosfeld, violist
Paula Hochhalter, cellist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Divertimento for String Trio in Eb
KV 563

Ludwig van Beethoven:
String Trio in G Major
Opus 9, No. 1

…and a few surprises…

Performed in the beautiful MUSIC ROOM at the
Montgomery Arts House
For Music & Architecture
Eric Lloyd Wright, architect

Donation $25.00 per Guest
18 and under admitted donation-free

Artists, dates, times, and programming
subject to change without  prior notice

To make a reservation
please visit our website at
www.malibufriendsofmusic.org

Or call the
MAHMA Reservation Line:
(310) 589-0295

Join us at MAHMA
February 11, 2017 and
February 14, 2017
for our romantic
Valentine’s Events:
Champagne & Chocolate

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1/28/17

Art in Society Presents: IdyTalks – Audrey Carver
Thursday – January 26, 2017
5:30pm
Creekstone Inn, 54950 Pine Crest Ave, Idyllwild, CA 92549, USA

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2/1/17

On Wednesday FEBRUARY 1, 2017 at 12:10-12:40 pm
the Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts will feature
oboist Catherine Del Russo
violinist Kirstin Fife
and
cellist Christopher Ahn performing works by
Quantz, Haydn and Fife
at the Sanctuary of Glendale City Church,

610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel St), Glendale, CA 91206.

For more information, email glendalesda@gmail.com
or call (818) 244- 7241.

Oboist Catherine Del Russo received her Bachelor of Music Degree and Performance Certificate at the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Robert Sprenkle, and her Masters of Music Degree from Ohio University where she studied with John Mack in Cleveland. Since then, Del Russo has performed around the world, beginning with the Eastman Wind Ensemble to the Far East as Principal Oboe. After that, she performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Filharmonic de Caracas and Orquesta Municipal in Caracas, Venezuela. Del Russo has played with many orchestras since moving to Los Angeles, including the Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, and the Honolulu Symphony. Currently, she is Principal Oboe of Orchestra Santa Monica, Downey Symphony, and Symphony in the Glen, and is Solo English horn for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Asia America Symphony. Del Russo has enjoyed playing on many films, commercials and television shows. She has been a promoter of chamber music and new music in Los Angeles. Her oboe, viola and piano trio won the Consortium of Southern California Chamber Music Presenters. Del Russo is Professor of Oboe at Westmont College and is on the Applied Music
faculty at Occidental College.

Violinist Kirstin Fife has made many recordings for motion pictures, television, and phonograph, including her own solo recordings, “Czechmate” and “Pieces of My Heart”. Both of these are available at Amazon and iTunes. She is a graduate of the music schools at USC and Yale University. Also a composer, Kirstin is working on several projects, including a 22 piece song cycle for piano and violin.
Website: http://www.pottsandfife.com/welcome.html

A native of Los Angeles, Christopher Ahn has appeared in solo and chamber music performances across the U.S. as well as abroad in Europe, Australia, South Korea, South Africa, Canada and Central America. Recent solo performances include recitals at the Brand Library and Art Center, UCLA, California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Santa Monica College, and concerto performances with orchestras in Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia. He has also performed chamber music on the Chapman University, Dilijan, L’Ermitage Foundation, Music Guild, and Trinity Lutheran concert series, and has performed numerous times for live radio broadcasts on the Sundays Live recital series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Chris has enjoyed frequent collaborations in recent years with the Lineage Dance Company, most recently presenting a performance of the Bach Cello Suites with dance choreography on the Brand Library and Art Center Dance performance series. He has also worked closely with several Los Angeles based composers, performing new works for solo cello and chamber ensemble on several local series such as the Blackbird Music Project in Orange County, the contemporary music collective ‘Synchromy,’ and Classical Revolution LA.
Chris pursued his studies at UCLA, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the University of Michigan, where his principal teachers included Antonio Lysy, Richard Aaron, Stephen Geber, and Colin Carr. He has also studied with Hans Jorgen Jensen, Andrew Shulman, Peter Rejto, John Walz, and Jenny Goss. Chris currently resides in Los Angeles, where he enjoys a broad spectrum of performance and teaching opportunities.
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2/16/17

THE ORCHESTRE SURREAL
February 16th 8:00
El Portal Theater

The Orchestre surreal will be performing and filming
our up coming concert at the historic
El Portal Theater in North Hollywood.
This is a special event.
If you are receiving this email then you are on our special list.
We want to recognize your loyalty and connection
with the Orchestre and offer you 1/2 price tickets.

For 1/2 price tix
Use the Code Word
ELVIS.
Here is the link
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/961811/prm/ELVIS

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3/18/16
SFV SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Mar. 18, 2017 –
Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center
Tuttle: By Steam or By Dream Overture
Inaugural Performance
Prokofiev: Symphony #1 in D major (Classical)
Ben-Haim: Pastorale Variée for
Clarinet, Harp and Strings
Geoff Nudell, clarinetist
Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Ruth Bruegger, violinist
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Other concerts in the series

May 13, 2017 – Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center

Saint-Saens: Bacchanale from “Samson and Delilah”
Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C major
Egizi: Orchestral Suite 
“In Memoria di Mio Padre”
Inaugural Performance

Programs subject to change

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3/26/17

LOS ANGELES SYMPHONIC WINDS
Subscription Concert 3 – Calabasas High School
Stars of the Los Angeles Symphonic Winds
Revel in the artistry of some of the LA Winds’ most
acclaimed performers.
-Geoff Nudell and Parker Gaims (now a member of the US Marine Corps Band) play Felix Mendelssohn’s virtuosic Two Concert Pieces. Also on the program will be two works by the LA Winds’ resident composer,
– Charles Fernandez

• Sunday March 26, 2017

• 2:30 p.m.  Performing Arts Education Centers.

• Calabasas High School

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You can read all previous offerings at:
http://www.responsible47.com
UNTIL NEXT TIME,

THE COMMITTEE FOR A MORE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL 47

802 LETTER / KARMIC / ALWAYS ANOTHER / COMMENTS / EVENTS

Friday, January 20th, 2017

12/20/16

I. 802 MEMBER RESPONSE TO AFM-EPF 12/2016 LETTER
II. KARMIC PAYBACK
III. THERE’S ALWAYS ANOTHER – MEMBER COMMENT
IV. MEMBER COMMENTS

V. EVENTS
…Absolutely guaranteed anonymity – Former Musician’s Union officer
…The one voice of reason in a sea of insanity – Nashville ‘first call’
scoring musician
…Allows us to speak our minds without fear of reprisal – L.A. Symphonic musician
…Reporting issues the Musicians Union doesn’t dare to mention – National touring musician

 
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I. 802 MEMBER RESPONSE TO AFM-EPF 12/2016 LETTER

Colleagues, we in Local 47 are certainly not the only ones

incensed at the handling of our pension. Below is a letter

from two Local 802 members.

Besides the obvious, this is the most repulsive statement

in the member letter:

“When I asked Maureen Kilkelly to provide the details of

her investment decisions and the source of the $800m

loss, at an AFM 802 meeting in 2011, she refused. She

told me that because the law didn’t require her to

provide me with those details, she wouldn’t.”

 

How dare she, this is reminiscence of the dismissive

and abhorrent treatment local 47 members would get

from our counsel when he used to attend meetings.

Here is the letter:

Dear AFM member,

You recently received a link to a letter from the AFM

pension fund (AFM-EPF).
http://tinyurl.com/huxs6hl
The EPF’s letter intends to explain the poor health of

our pension fund. The essence of the communication is

twofold: that shortfalls in contributions vs. paid benefits

will have an ongoing negative impact on the health of

the fund, and that a 40% ($800m) loss between 10/2007

and 4/2009 was primarily responsible for the fund’s

entry into critical status. This response deals with the

$800m loss. If you’re upset by the loss of that money,

and the dire state of our fund, please take the time to

read this.

1) EPF management did not invest “prudently.”
The letter asserts that it’s “prudent” to diversify into

private equity, direct real estate investments, distressed

debt, etc. That is inaccurate. It is “trendy” in pension

fund circles to consider these types of riskier investments,

based on the success of a few very smart people (see David

Swensen at Yale). But it is hardly “prudent”, as the term

is commonly used in investing (I wonder how many

among EPF staff and board members could properly

explain the risk profile of private equity and emerging

market debt positions that the fund holds). And there

certainly are pension funds, small and large, that do

not pursue such strategies, and do have the vast majority

of their assets in more traditional investment products.

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2) “It” did not happen to “everyone.”
“We were not alone in the magnitude of the decline

in our assets; almost all multi-employer funds suffered

substantial declines.” The implication in this careful

language is that almost all plans suffered the same

fate as ours. That is inaccurate.

http://www.pbgc.gov/documents/pbgc-report-multiemployer-pension-plans.pdf

From a Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation report,

the average multi-employer fund lost 25% percent of fund

value during the 2009 crisis. That is a wholly different

number from the 40% loss reported by the AFM-EPF.

(pg. 5, note 7) In 2008, 77% of multi-employer plans

were in the Green zone. By 2009, that number

plummeted to 32%. By 2011, it was back up to 60%.

(pg. 40, table 15) We started 2008 in the Green zone,

plummeted to the Red zone after the market crisis,

and stayed there.

Response to AFM-EPF 12/2016 letter
https://www.segalco.com/media/2574/spring2016zonestatus.pdf

From a 2016 report by Segal Advisors re its multi-

employer clients: “Multi-employer plans are predominantly

Green.” As of end 2016, 64% of all Segal-advised multi-

employer pension plans were in the Green zone. This

includes other union plans with declining membership

and declining contributions. 25% were in the Red zone.

Only the bottom 9% were in “critical and declining”

status, our likely next stop under current EPF

management.

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3) AFM-EPF Management is not being transparent.
When I asked Maureen Kilkelly to provide the details

of her investment decisions and the source of the $800m

loss, at an AFM 802 meeting in 2011, she refused. She

told me that because the law didn’t require her to provide

me with those details, she wouldn’t. A fairly shocking

attitude in front of a room full of people whose $800m

you just lost. If Ms. Kilkelly were a private investment

manager, she’d have been made to explain her decisions

and poor results, in detail, to a very unhappy client. She

wouldn’t be able to hide behind legalities, withholding

details from a client on the subject of their money. That

position, in a private investment management relationship,

would cause her to be fired from the account.

“Before the crisis, many pension funds had experimented

with risky trading techniques or committed more of their

money to hedge funds and other nontraditional firms, which

in turn invested some of it in complex mortgage

securities. When these melted down, pension funds

got burned.”
– Washington Post, 11/2009

 

I don’t know if this is what happened to us, because the

people that run our money won’t answer any real

questions. But something like this is what I suspect.

“The market went down” is a laughably insufficient

explanation for the loss. We deserve to know what

types of risky investments were held by the AFM-EPF

in 2008. We deserve to know how many of those

investments realized the loss of most or all of their

value, and what proportional weight they represented

in terms of our total fund value, and the $800m loss.

Until we get a detailed explanation from EPF

management as to where that $800m went, what kinds

of products/what firms were responsible for the loss,

and what was done in terms of managerial reassignments

in the wake of the failure, we are being purposely talked

down to and diverted from the truth. And even with an

explanation, we deserve an outside auditor to examine

the fund. We need to warrant that every aspect of its

management is appropriate and professional going

forward. The letter referenced above offers no indication

that management has in any way altered its investment

policy, or improved its investment insight, as a result

of all this**.

Response to AFM-EPF 12/2016 letter

4) Our Red zone status is not an act of God. It is

substantially the result of poor investment

decision-making.

 

Email and call your union officials, at your local

and at the national office.

Demand an independent audit of the fund. Demand

wholesale changes in the way your money is being

invested. EPF management’s investment policy

failures have substantially accelerated our fund’s

decline. Do not accept what you’re being told

about the path that led us here.

 

Demand detailed accountability for this mess.
Andy Snitzer & Paul Livant, AFM 802

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5) Investment Returns and Expenses
**The fund’s annual investment return, via the figures

provided, averaged 9.5% over the seven year period

ending 3/31/16. I am not suggesting that putting all

fund money in an S&P500 index fund is exactly an

appropriate investment strategy, or that the comparison

to our fund’s overly long list of investment types is exactly

apples to apples. But as an indicator, as a general

benchmark, the S&P500 returned an average of 14.5%

over the same time period (46.7%,13.4%, 6.2%, 10.9%,

19.9%, 10.5%, and -.04%,

from year-end 3/31/2010).

http://bit.ly/2igQVVn EPF management took

much greater investment risk, spent millions of dollars

in investment, consulting, and administrative fees,

all to underperform a benchmark large-cap equity

index by an average 5% per year (also underperforming

that index in every single one of those seven years,

not just on average).

As a mathematical example, vs. simply investing in

the index, our underperformance represents an

opportunity loss of $693 for every $1000 continuously

invested over the seven year period.

http://bit.ly/2jIbhY9

An interesting link to fund expenses, both investment

fees and salaries….multiple years available, from 2009.

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II. KARMIC PAYBACK

It has been confirmed by multiple sources that the 2nd fiddle
to the recording stars and high up person in the RMA sued a
major contractor last year because the contractor stopped
hiring them. They lost, of course. Said contractor stopped
hiring the player because, according to the contractor, of
their lack of “musical contribution”.

It’s called FREE-LANCING, 2nd Fiddle, and contractors can
hire (Or not hire) who they like! How Ironic that after all
the careers you’ve affected over the years, you should
find yourself affected by the same practices.

Karma can really suck, can’t it?

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III. THERE’S ALWAYS ANOTHER – MEMBER COMMENT

COLLEAGUES,

It certainly seems that once the system had almost gotten
rid of one devious, underhanded person there’s always
another ready to take their place. The below should prove
that people are still blacklisted and targeted, and that the
RMA is still the most disruptive entity in our business.

Indeed, the RMA leadership’s conduct and AFM conduct
has made the AFM brand absolutely toxic to a majority
of studios and producers of content, not to mention
the composers.

The specific names of those mentioned here have been
removed, though most in the recording industry will
probably know who they are.

This has ALSO been verified by multiple sources….

-A local union contractor was busted in the fall for a
non-union recording date at “The Bridge” in Glendale, CA
-A list of the musicians involved was leaked to contractors
before the musicians accused were charged. This resulted
in several established musicians becoming blacklisted
from “A” list contractors.
-An RMA board member orchestrated this operation in
an attempt to target specific contractors who are in
opposition to their own personal interests.
Coincidentally, those who also refuse to hire them.
– This RMA board member, who has also stopped
working for this contractor, is on the war path with
the assistance of Local 47’s own Gordon Grayson,
using him to spy on selected contractors. Gordon
Grayson was recently spotted taking photos outside
of Warner Brothers, while his associate Erick Cruz
took photos outside of the Bridge Recording to
bust said contractor’s session.

Only SOME of the musicians present were charged.
[EC: Selective enforcement? How convenient.]

-The RMA board member, who is on the A-list,
will deny any and all accusations, and hides
behind Gordon Grayson’s actions, so that they
may remain in good graces with recording colleagues
– the very same people who they spy on and incriminate.
– The RMA board member maintains friendships with
musicians and then uses personal information
to bust these select contractors.
– The RMA board member has also gained preferential
treatment from a certain contractor for eliminating
this contractor’s competition.
– The RMA board member has held a grudge towards
this particular “busted” contractor and his partner
for many years.
-What is the advantage to this RMA board member in
attacking musicians who are barely scraping by
to make a living, while the officer sits comfortably
in an A-list chair helping the one contractor
who still hires them?
-They address the only contractor who hires
them as “fat fi-core idiot”, and will do anything
they can to manipulate him into returning to
the union while they bust actual union contractors.
-The RMA board member has no allegiance to
anyone who will not help them professionally.

We hope this provides you with some insight
to the inner workings of the RMA and their
henchman working on their own accord
outside of Local 47’s jurisdiction. Please
help us by informing the community via
the blog.

Enjoy,

-The Inner Circle

[EC: Consider it done.]

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IV. MEMBER COMMENT

Anyone we know on this roster?!

Just where is the ” Union” on this?
Didn’t hear a CBA signed for them at the  inaugural meeting?

FYI
http://www.kco.la/about/

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Still pining away for Tommy Lee whose AFM administration
almost sent the AFM into oblivion, are you?

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I find it funny that after destroying the film music scene
for all but their nifty fifty, destroying any possibility of
a real video game contract (which would go a long way
to healing the arterial bleeding of our pension and
declining local) and infiltrating local orchestras (replacing
tenured musicians with their cronies), the RMA apparently
is now eating their own…

If our pension gets forced into a government program,
we all lose big time. Pennies on the dollar…
And… I doubt the Trump administration will be kind to
unions, bankrupt pensions, or any other worker issues…

We’re in for a rough road ahead..

Good luck.

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V. EVENTS


DEAN AND RICHARD


DEAN AND RICHARD
are now at Culver City Elks the first 
Friday of 
every month.
7:30pm-10:30pm,
11160 Washington Pl.
Culver City, 90232
310-839-8891

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LA WINDS JAZZ KATS 584
NO COVER, NO MINIMUM.
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at
Viva Cantina
7:30-10:00.
900 Riverside Drive, 
Burbank.

Free parking across the street at Pickwick Bowl.
Come hear your favorite charts played the way
they 
should 
be. 

We are in the back room called
the Trailside Room. 


Come on down.

Guaranteed to swing.
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1/21/16
SFV SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Jan. 21, 2017 –
Tutor Family Center at Chaminade West Hills
Schumann: Manfred Overture
Mendelssohn: Symphony #3 in A minor (Scottish)
Belling: Music Madly Makes the World Go Round
Inaugural Performance
Cary Belling, violinist
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Other concerts in the series
Mar. 18, 2017 –
Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center
Tuttle: By Steam or By Dream Overture
Inaugural Performance
Prokofiev: Symphony #1 in D major (Classical)
Ben-Haim: Pastorale Variée for
Clarinet, Harp and Strings
Geoff Nudell, clarinetist
Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Ruth Bruegger, violinist

May 13, 2017 – Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center

Saint-Saens: Bacchanale from “Samson and Delilah”
Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C major
Egizi: Orchestral Suite 
“In Memoria di Mio Padre”
Inaugural Performance

Programs subject to change
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1/28/17

MALIBU FRIENDS OF MUSIC at MAHMA
KAIROS MUSICAL SOIREES

A MOZART BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!
Saturday ~ January 28th
7:30 in the evening.

For Reservations Click Here:
www.malibufriendsofmusic.org

Featuring the:
MALIBU COAST STRING TRIO
Maria Newman, violinist
Scott Hosfeld, violist
Paula Hochhalter, cellist

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Divertimento for String Trio in Eb
KV 563

Ludwig van Beethoven:
String Trio in G Major
Opus 9, No. 1

…and a few surprises…

Performed in the beautiful MUSIC ROOM at the
Montgomery Arts House
For Music & Architecture
Eric Lloyd Wright, architect

Donation $25.00 per Guest
18 and under admitted donation-free

Artists, dates, times, and programming
subject to change without  prior notice

To make a reservation
please visit our website at
www.malibufriendsofmusic.org

Or call the
MAHMA Reservation Line:
(310) 589-0295

Join us at MAHMA
February 11, 2017 and
February 14, 2017
for our romantic
Valentine’s Events:
Champagne & Chocolate

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2/1/17

On Wednesday FEBRUARY 1, 2017 at 12:10-12:40 pm
the Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts will feature
oboist Catherine Del Russo
violinist Kirstin Fife
and
cellist Christopher Ahn performing works by
Quantz, Haydn and Fife
at the Sanctuary of Glendale City Church,

610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel St), Glendale, CA 91206.

For more information, email glendalesda@gmail.com
or call (818) 244- 7241.

Oboist Catherine Del Russo received her Bachelor of Music Degree and Performance Certificate at the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Robert Sprenkle, and her Masters of Music Degree from Ohio University where she studied with John Mack in Cleveland. Since then, Del Russo has performed around the world, beginning with the Eastman Wind Ensemble to the Far East as Principal Oboe. After that, she performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Filharmonic de Caracas and Orquesta Municipal in Caracas, Venezuela. Del Russo has played with many orchestras since moving to Los Angeles, including the Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, and the Honolulu Symphony. Currently, she is Principal Oboe of Orchestra Santa Monica, Downey Symphony, and Symphony in the Glen, and is Solo English horn for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Asia America Symphony. Del Russo has enjoyed playing on many films, commercials and television shows. She has been a promoter of chamber music and new music in Los Angeles. Her oboe, viola and piano trio won the Consortium of Southern California Chamber Music Presenters. Del Russo is Professor of Oboe at Westmont College and is on the Applied Music
faculty at Occidental College.

Violinist Kirstin Fife has made many recordings for motion pictures, television, and phonograph, including her own solo recordings, “Czechmate” and “Pieces of My Heart”. Both of these are available at Amazon and iTunes. She is a graduate of the music schools at USC and Yale University. Also a composer, Kirstin is working on several projects, including a 22 piece song cycle for piano and violin.
Website: http://www.pottsandfife.com/welcome.html

A native of Los Angeles, Christopher Ahn has appeared in solo and chamber music performances across the U.S. as well as abroad in Europe, Australia, South Korea, South Africa, Canada and Central America. Recent solo performances include recitals at the Brand Library and Art Center, UCLA, California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Santa Monica College, and concerto performances with orchestras in Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia. He has also performed chamber music on the Chapman University, Dilijan, L’Ermitage Foundation, Music Guild, and Trinity Lutheran concert series, and has performed numerous times for live radio broadcasts on the Sundays Live recital series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Chris has enjoyed frequent collaborations in recent years with the Lineage Dance Company, most recently presenting a performance of the Bach Cello Suites with dance choreography on the Brand Library and Art Center Dance performance series. He has also worked closely with several Los Angeles based composers, performing new works for solo cello and chamber ensemble on several local series such as the Blackbird Music Project in Orange County, the contemporary music collective ‘Synchromy,’ and Classical Revolution LA.
Chris pursued his studies at UCLA, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the University of Michigan, where his principal teachers included Antonio Lysy, Richard Aaron, Stephen Geber, and Colin Carr. He has also studied with Hans Jorgen Jensen, Andrew Shulman, Peter Rejto, John Walz, and Jenny Goss. Chris currently resides in Los Angeles, where he enjoys a broad spectrum of performance and teaching opportunities.

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3/26/17

LOS ANGELES SYMPHONIC WINDS
Subscription Concert 3 – Calabasas High School
Stars of the Los Angeles Symphonic Winds
Revel in the artistry of some of the LA Winds’ most
acclaimed performers.
-Geoff Nudell and Parker Gaims (now a member of the US Marine Corps Band) play Felix Mendelssohn’s virtuosic Two Concert Pieces. Also on the program will be two works by the LA Winds’ resident composer,
– Charles Fernandez
• Sunday March 26, 2017
• 2:30 p.m.  Performing Arts Education Centers.

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You can read all previous offerings at:
http://www.responsible47.com
UNTIL NEXT TIME,

THE COMMITTEE FOR A MORE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL 47

NO QUORUM / MORE AND MORE / DORICO and CUBASE / EVENTS

Friday, January 13th, 2017

1/13/16

 

I. ONCE AGAIN NO QUORUM FOR LOCAL 47 MEMBERSHIP MEETING
II. A MORE AND MORE COMMON SITUATION
III. THE SCL PRESENTS: DORICO & CUBASE PRO 9
IV. EVENTS
 

…Absolutely guaranteed anonymity – Former Musician’s Union officer
…The one voice of reason in a sea of insanity – Nashville ‘first call’
scoring musician
…Allows us to speak our minds without fear of reprisal – L.A. Symphonic musician
…Reporting issues the Musicians Union doesn’t dare to mention – National touring musician

 
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I. ONCE AGAIN NO QUORUM FOR LOCAL 47 MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Besides the officers, there were only about 40 in attendance,
including board members.

Report on two resolutions presented concerning Salary and
COLA (Cost of Living Increase) , the text of which you can find online.

Parliamentarian explains what happens when there is no quorum.
– Open board meeting, members can comment and make revisions,
– Only board members can vote.

RESOLUTION I

SALARY REVIEW BOARD folks speak on Resolution I
2004 –
Pres $86,000
VP and Sec – $74,000
COLA added at that time.
COLA is usually around 2%
Three titled officers are entitled to COLA, regardless of the

financial state of the Local.

In 2014 President went from $84,000 in 2004 to Approx. $120,000
VP / Sec went from $74,000 in 2004 to $97,921

2015-16 officers forewent COLA.

New rules? No COLA if enough revenue is not made to cover it that year.

In last 6 years, if this rule was in place, only once would
the officers have qualified for the COLA.

Legislation committee member speaks.
Recommends NO vote.

CALL FOR QUESTIONS:
-Board Member suggests changing the word “Shall” to “May”,

– Member – Asks to table resolution till next meeting.

– Board member gets up and makes same motion,
not having paid attention.

-Member – This same thing was previously tabled last October.

Board members move to postpone resolution to next
membership meeting. it is seconded.

Board members and officers vote to postpose resolution to
April Meeting.

RESOLUTION II

Committee wants to strike first paragraph, where it’s stated
that Article V., Section 6 has not been used for many years…
Turns out it has been.

First “Whereas” and “Resolved” should be removed.
They are stricken.

3 more changes needed.
Union cannot make submissions on behalf of board and
committee members, should be removed.

Lots of adjustments needed.

Legislative committee comment:
Sees no issues with Resolution II

Vote takes place.

VP moves to adopt, 2nded.
No discussion

Resolution 2 passes.

You can read the original wording in the latest Overture.

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MEMBER – New Business
California Nurses Association to push a bill for single payer because of
the possible repeal of ACA.

Members will write a series of Schoolhouse Rock style songs
to push the single payer. Wants union to pay for the musicians
for the first few songs. Will submit budget at meeting the next day.
for first 3 videos.

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OFFICER REPORTS – President

2016 nego. reached
Lots listed, probably in Overture.

NEW AGREEMENTS
Transparent, LA Jewish Symphony, Jacaranda, Hollywood Chamber
Orchestra, ARTDONTSLEEP, wildUP, Echo Society, “Lost” concert.

RE-CAP
Building Campaign
Exploring Health Plan Merger
Organizing Program (musical Theater, mariachi’s, regional symphonies.

WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS
Low Budget Recording
Intellectual Property
Financial Planning
Music Prep
Orchestration

2015 processed 14,512 contracts
$78,000,000 dollars collected

BUILDING
Renovations must be completed.

Showed rendering of new building.

PENSION
Terms are changing and it doesn’t look good.
Ray Hair will come and speak on it in March.
A new status, critical declining, has been created.
We’re in critical status.

Current recipients of pension cannot be changed.
Anyone who has not taken pension it could be a
big problem.

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VICE PRESIDENT REPORT
Name for awards program? – not sure yet.

Last APRIL Turner Classic Movies did a concert to
play with a silent movie. Musicians weren’t paid.
Calls were made. TCM made sure they were paid
without complaint.

Realtors were good. hung onto it for a year.
4 escrows. Closed on January 4th.

SECRETARY’S REPORT

Most recent review – 3rd quarter –
3,711,235 Income
2,251,728 outflow
478,661 dollars profit.

New Bylaws are Available.

Last month, 4296 views for Overture Online.

LA Fed of Labor annual MLK day breakfast for
Brian Peterson (American Nelson Mandela)
Next month is Black History Month
“Black Music, Black Work”

Pushes Radio Station

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Cristy Crowley pushes online musician list.
demo is on AFM Local 47 website. vin

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TO ANNUAL CLUB MEETING

Secretary Financial report:
Review:
218,156 dollars in revenue for first 9 month
273,246 in costs
In the red by 50 plus thousand.

Dec. 2nd $23,952,149 for the closing of the vine street property
-Over 12, million spent to buy the new property
-Jan 3rd – ended escrow.
-Jan 6th – $524,236 in loans paid.

As of today
$121,567.24 in Club account.
$38,000+ in saving
$10,275,982.24 in Building sale account.

VP Scheduling Building committee meeting.

Send your thoughts to VP about the building.
We’re paying $1 a month for six months to stay in building.

Trying to get plans finalized.
-$100 a square foot for union workers for renovations.
-Sound proofing will be done
-Studio is in the plans
-Rehearsal Rooms are included.
3 big band rooms.
Larger 967 sq foot room. Big Band and strings.
2 medium sized rooms
1 smaller room
3 practice rooms

New Building
3220 Winona Ave
Burbank, CA 91504
Hollywood Way near center staging and Burbank Airport.
Area will be called Golden Circle.

-Member – Airport and Studio – Cannot hear planes
inside the building?
no….
-Member – will it be expanded?
No, we have plenty of room.
is
-11,000 Sq foot area will be used for rehearsal rooms
– Behind that will be 4000 sq ft for an auditorium.
– At least one room will be tech ready.
– Goal for moving – June, 2017n
– Offices and Rehearsal room up and running first.

Want to have celebration for old building before we leave.
and celebration in new building.

120 anniversary of the Local is this year.

Member – Makes motion to create documentary about the building
of the new building – 2nded. Board will discussed.
Motion passed.

Old Business – NONE
New Business – NONE

Meeting adjourned at 9:18 pm

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II. A MORE AND MORE COMMON SITUATION

Below is a letter sent to an AFM Local’s membership department.
This, unfortunately, applies to more and more AFM Members:

Dear Local +++ Membership Dept:

It is after a great deal of thought, and with sadness, that I resign
my membership from AFM Local +++, effective December 31st, 2016.

I joined the AFM after college in 1983, at the age of 21, and have
been a freelance professional musician, musical director, arranger
and orchestrator for the past 34 years. I spent the first 20 years
in Los Angeles, as a member of Local 47, then moved to the +++
area and joined +++.

In 2014, for personal and family reasons, I relocated to Fort Wayne,
IN, and took a full-time job with Sweetwater Sound. I have now been
here for 2½ years, and it looks like it may well be a permanent move.

There is simply not enough Union work of any kind here to make it
practical for me to continue as an AFM member. I do still orchestrate
a fair amount for a variety of clients, and occasionally conduct concerts
on the road, but as you must know, almost all music prep work is now
done outside of Union contract. Employers are no longer persuadable
when it comes to this, particularly for live performance, which is
most of what I do.

Despite not having much Union work to speak of for the past few years,
I have remained a member because I believe in what the AFM stands
for and I appreciate the hard work and advocacy of all unions during
a very politically difficult time. Bit by bit over three decades I have
seen the power of unions chipped away. Sometimes it seems they
are all that stand between a civilized society, where workers are
respected, and an oligarchy.

If I wasn’t trying to put two kids through school and plan for my
own future, the $220 per year in dues would probably seem like a
worthwhile donation to this cause. But now I read in the Pension
Fund’s recent email that there is no guarantee that the Fund, in
which I have been fully vested for many years, will be paying
benefits to me 12 years from now. So I am taking all steps
possible to be financially responsible.

I wish everyone at the AFM, and all my fellow musicians,
a very professionally rewarding New Year, and I continue
to support the important contributions made by union
members. May the country come to its senses and once
again value the level of pride and accomplishment we
invest in our calling as artists.
FORMER AFM MEMBER

[EC: Until we become competitive again, our situation will
only deteriorate further.]

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III. THE SCL PRESENTS: DORICO & CUBASE PRO 9
With Steinberg Marketing Managers
DANIEL SPREADBURY & GREG ONDO

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17th, 2017 – 7:00PM
American Film Institute | Mark Goodson Theater
2021 N Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Please join us for an in-depth overview of Steinberg’s
professional applications for scoring, composition and
audio production: Dorico and Cubase Pro 9.

Dorico will be presented by Product Marketing Manager
Daniel Spreadbury, and Cubase Pro 9 will be presented
by Product Specialist Greg Ondo.

Find out about the latest innovations in Cubase Pro 9,
Steinberg’s most complete DAW ever, with its new lower
zone for improved workflow, sampler track, Frequency
EQ, MixConsole history, and many other new features.

Discover the orchestration and arranging capabilities of
Dorico, the next-generation music notation application,
with its unique workflow features, fast and flexible input
and editing, unrivaled graphical quality, and high-
performance architecture.

At the conclusion of the presentations there will be a
RAFFLE for one copy of Dorico, and one copy of Cubase
9 Pro (separate prizes)!

The Seminar will be followed by a reception in the AFI
foyer. Please note: as drinks will be served, all attendees
must be age 21 or over.

DANIEL SPREADBURY is the Product Marketing Manager
for Dorico. Daniel holds a master’s degree in music from
Oxford University, and has been working in the field of
music notation software for nearly 20 years. He leads the
design of Dorico, can be found at all hours of the day and
night answering questions from users
on the Dorico forum, and also writes a blog about the development
of Dorico, called Making Notes. Daniel is also a keen choral
director and singer, and runs an adult chamber choir and a
children’s choir.

GREG ONDO is the Field Marketing Manager for Steinberg North
America and has done over 2,000 seminars on music technology.
He has worked with many high profile clients including Microsoft,
NPR, Electronic Arts, Stevie Wonder, Peter Frampton, Teddy Riley
and Phil Ramone.  Greg has worked on many projects and was
awarded a TEC award for his audio engineering on Eric Clapton’s
Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD.  He has also done many online
tutorials with over 3,500,000 views on YouTube.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Click “ATTEND EVENT” below
and enter your first and last name (no spaces) in the
promotional code field for free SCL Member ticket.
FREE for SCL MEMBERS
$35 for NON-MEMBERS and GUESTS OF MEMBERS
$20 for Non-member college STUDENTS with valid student I.D.
American Film Institute | Mark Goodson Theater
2021 N Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS (SCL)  is the non-
profit premier organization for professional film, television,
video game, and musical theater composers and lyricists,
and those working in our industry such as orchestrators,
arrangers, music supervisors, music agents, music attorneys,
music editors, copyists, recording engineers, and related jobs,
with a distinguished 70-year history in the fine art of creating
music for visual media. Current SCL Members include the top
creative professionals whose experience and expertise is focused
on many of the creative, technological, legal, newsworthy and
pressing issues of the film music, television music, game music,
and musical theatre industry today.

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IV. EVENTS

———————————–
DEAN AND RICHARD


DEAN AND RICHARD
are now at Culver City Elks the first 
Friday of 
every month.
7:30pm-10:30pm,
11160 Washington Pl.
Culver City, 90232
310-839-8891

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LA WINDS JAZZ KATS 584
NO COVER, NO MINIMUM.
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at
Viva Cantina
7:30-10:00.
900 Riverside Drive, 
Burbank.

Free parking across the street at Pickwick Bowl.
Come hear your favorite charts played the way
they 
should 
be. 

We are in the back room called
the Trailside Room. 


Come on down.

Guaranteed to swing.
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1/15/16

Dear All:

CAL STATE LA / OLYMPIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Sunday,  January 15, 2017 at 3PM.
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
320 S Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776.

This will be the first public performance of the orchestra
this season, The orchestra is made up of talented young
musicians who gain admittance to perform in the orchestra
through annual competitive auditions, and student of Cal
State University, Los Angeles. The featured soloists this
concert will be John Carpenter, pianist; and Chunyi Zhou,
violinist.

Works will include:
Leonora Overture No.2 by Beethoven
Symphony No.8 by Dvorak
Symphony Espagnole by Lalo
Totentanz by Liszt.

We will also be honoring Dr. Nikolaos Koutouratsas,
the late president of the Hennings-Fischer Foundation
which has given the orchestra so much help these
past years with this concert.

Please come witness the talents of these young musicians
as well as  support classical music in the community. You
do not need a ticket to  get in but if you do need a ticket
with the address sent to you, please feel free to reply and
tickets will be sent to the mailing address you specify.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely,
Fung Ho

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1/21/16
SFV SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Jan. 21, 2017 –
Tutor Family Center at Chaminade West Hills
Schumann: Manfred Overture
Mendelssohn: Symphony #3 in A minor (Scottish)
Belling: Music Madly Makes the World Go Round
Inaugural Performance
Cary Belling, violinist
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Other concerts in the series
Mar. 18, 2017 –
Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center
Tuttle: By Steam or By Dream Overture
Inaugural Performance
Prokofiev: Symphony #1 in D major (Classical)
Ben-Haim: Pastorale Variée for
Clarinet, Harp and Strings
Geoff Nudell, clarinetist
Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Ruth Bruegger, violinist

May 13, 2017 – Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center

Saint-Saens: Bacchanale from “Samson and Delilah”
Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C major
Egizi: Orchestral Suite 
“In Memoria di Mio Padre”
Inaugural Performance

Programs subject to change
——————————————
You can read all previous offerings at:
http://www.responsible47.com
UNTIL NEXT TIME,

THE COMMITTEE FOR A MORE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL 47

FLASHBACK: JUNE 7th, 2007 / EVENTS

Friday, January 6th, 2017

1/6/17

I. FLASHBACK: JUNE 7th, 2007

II. EVENTS

 
…Absolutely guaranteed anonymity – Former Musician’s Union officer
…The one voice of reason in a sea of insanity – Nashville ‘first call’
scoring musician
…Allows us to speak our minds without fear of reprisal – L.A. Symphonic musician
…Reporting issues the Musicians Union doesn’t dare to mention – National touring musician

 
===================================

 
I. FLASHBACK: JUNE 7th, 2007

This article was from The Film Music Magazine
on the subject of the RMA San Francisco voting
to disband.

How much work have we lost since then?
How much work has been taken or prevented rom
going to other locals (like Colorado) since then?

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In the latest episode of the internal struggles occurring
within the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) labor
union, the San Francisco chapter of the Recording Musicians
Association has dissolved just days before a critical national
meeting of AFM leaders.

The Recording Musicians Associations is a “player conference”
within the American Federation of Musicians that focuses
on recording musicians.

In a letter sent by the RMA SF chapter to the RMA International
office in Los Angeles, the RMA SF board cited major conflicts
with the RMA International in the areas of film, television and
video game scoring, stating, “Our motion picture and videogame
recording industry is in crisis.”

The RMA SF dissolution letter stated, “Especially with regard
to motion picture, television and videogame recording work,
RMA International seems to exclusively serve the interests
of a small group of musicians in its Los Angeles Chapter.

In turn, RMALA appears to be dedicated to keeping this
work away from RMA musicians in other chapters, and,
in fact, other musicians within their own Local.”
To read the entire RMA SF
dissolution letter, click here.

(Then) RMA International President Phil Ayling sent Film
Music Magazine a detailed response to the RMA
SF letter, and said that AFM (San Francisco) Local President
David Schoenbrun “inappropriately made proposals
to the AFM on the [RMA] Chapter’s behalf and would use
the weight of his office to back-in local approval afterwards,”
Ayling cited what he sees as larger issues with the AFM
and recording musicians, saying, “The closure of RMASF is
all about AFM leadership failure in representing recording
musicians.”

Ayling’s statement continued, “RMA has long been
supportive of commercial recording in San Francisco.
In response to reports of non-union records and jingles,
we worked vigorously with local musicians to confront
that. Neither the [San Francisco] Local President David
Schoenbrun, nor AFM President Tom Lee has made
substantive efforts to organize that employment.”

San Francisco AFM Local 6 President David Schoenbrun,
in a statement to Film Music Magazine today responding
to Ayling’s statement, said that it is every AFM Local’s
right per AFM bylaws to submit proposals on any and
all agreements to the AFM, and that proposals submitted
by AFM Local 6 were approved by the RMA SF Board.

Schoenbrun emphasized that proposals were submitted
by Local 6 because proposals submitted through the
RMA SF must be vetted by the RMA International,
and according to Schoenbrun, “any attempts by RMA SF
musicians to add their input and opinions to RMA
proposals were met with rejection by the RMA International.”

Schoenbrun continued, “The RMA SF letter speaks for itself.
The RMA SF believes that the actions of the RMA International
worked to the detriment of San Francisco recording musicians,
and that is the sole reason the RMA SF membership voted
to dissolve the chapter.

My response to Phil’s accusations that I intimidated
members is, ‘methinks he doth protest too much…’”

FILM MUSIC MAGAZINE
=====================================

 
II. EVENTS

———————————–
DEAN AND RICHARD
are now at Culver City Elks the first 
Friday of 
every month.
7:30pm-10:30pm,
11160 Washington Pl.
Culver City, 90232
310-839-8891

————————————-

LA WINDS JAZZ KATS 584
NO COVER, NO MINIMUM.
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at
Viva Cantina
7:30-10:00.
900 Riverside Drive, 
Burbank.

Free parking across the street at Pickwick Bowl.
Come hear your favorite charts played the way
they 
should 
be. 

We are in the back room called
the Trailside Room. 


Come on down.

Guaranteed to swing.

———————————————

1/7/16

EDENDALE UP CLOSE CONCERT SERIES

Violinist ANNELLE GREGORY & Cellist GEORGY GUSEV
DUO RECITAL
at the
Edendale Branch Library
in ECHO PARK
2011 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
info (213) 207-3000
FREE ADMISSION
Concert in the Community Room
Free parking in the library lot (enter lot from Alvarado).

Saturday, JANUARY 7, 2017
Time: Noon to 1 pm.

http://annelleviolin.com/

PROGRAM:
R. Gliere: 8 Morceaux for violin & cello
M. Ravel: Sonata for violin & cello
G. Handel/J. Halvorsen: Passacaglia for violin & cello

The Edendale Library Friends Society will provide
refreshments following the concert.

Future concerts in this free series at the Edendale Branch Library:
(all concerts are on Saturdays at Noon-1pm)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

MARCH 11, 2017
Maksim Velichkin Solo Cello Recital

JUNE 10. 2017
Fiato Quartet
http://www.fiatoquartet.com

Updated info will be posted at
http://www.edendaleupclose.blogspot.com/

EDENDALE BRANCH LIBRARY Website (with map):
http://www.lapl.org/branches/edendale

This concert is made possible by a grant
from THE HENNINGS-FISCHER FOUNDATION.

Kewa Civic Concerts http://kewaconcerts.blogspot.com/
Kewa Civic Concerts  is a project of the Pasadena Arts
Council’s EMERGE Program. The Pasadena Arts Council
is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to
Kewa Civic Concerts are tax deductible to the full extent
of the law under Federal ID 95-2540759.”

Donation info here:

Kewa Civic Concerts

MORE FREE CONCERTS:
http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

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1/15/16

Dear All:

CAL STATE LA / OLYMPIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Sunday,  January 15, 2017 at 3PM.
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
320 S Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776.

This will be the first public performance of the orchestra
this season, The orchestra is made up of talented young
musicians who gain admittance to perform in the orchestra
through annual competitive auditions, and student of Cal
State University, Los Angeles. The featured soloists this
concert will be John Carpenter, pianist; and Chunyi Zhou,
violinist.

Works will include:
Leonora Overture No.2 by Beethoven
Symphony No.8 by Dvorak
Symphony Espagnole by Lalo
Totentanz by Liszt.

We will also be honoring Dr. Nikolaos Koutouratsas,
the late president of the Hennings-Fischer Foundation
which has given the orchestra so much help these
past years with this concert.

Please come witness the talents of these young musicians
as well as  support classical music in the community. You
do not need a ticket to  get in but if you do need a ticket
with the address sent to you, please feel free to reply and
tickets will be sent to the mailing address you specify.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Sincerely,
Fung Ho

—————————————–
1/21/16
SFV SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Jan. 21, 2017 –
Tutor Family Center at Chaminade West Hills
Schumann: Manfred Overture
Mendelssohn: Symphony #3 in A minor (Scottish)
Belling: Music Madly Makes the World Go Round
Inaugural Performance
Cary Belling, violinist
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Other concerts in the series
Mar. 18, 2017 –
Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center
Tuttle: By Steam or By Dream Overture
Inaugural Performance
Prokofiev: Symphony #1 in D major (Classical)
Ben-Haim: Pastorale Variée for
Clarinet, Harp and Strings
Geoff Nudell, clarinetist
Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Ruth Bruegger, violinist

May 13, 2017 – Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center

Saint-Saens: Bacchanale from “Samson and Delilah”
Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C major
Egizi: Orchestral Suite 
“In Memoria di Mio Padre”
Inaugural Performance

Programs subject to change
——————————————
You can read all previous offerings at:
http://www.responsible47.com
UNTIL NEXT TIME,

THE COMMITTEE FOR A MORE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL 47