Shari Ebert

Community-based orchestra pay scale...

January 17, 2012 00:41

My local community-based orchestra currently pays ringers a very handsome fee-per-service while those of us remaining local musicians are paid only $11 per service. The orchestra board has tabled discussion of any salary increase until next fall (2012) for the local musicians. I know times are tough but still this hardly seems fair to our local musicians. Depending on the concert, there are only between 10-15 local musicians left in our orchestra - everyone else is coming from a distance. I would just like some opinions on the next step to try to make the board understand the gravity of this issue. Thank you.

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