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Currently Browsing: March, 2019

President's Report
Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. One new milestone for women at 802 came through the recent election. Membership voted in 11 women

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Financial Vice President's Report
The first few months of our new administration have been both exciting and challenging. Although many of my new duties as vice president are a continuation of the same responsibilities I had as a business rep – albeit enhanced –

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Women's History Month
The Women of 802 Committee
We are pleased to announce the formation of a new committee, Women of 802. Our mission is to recognize and channel the power and leadership skills of the women-identifying members of 802 by promoting networking, fostering specific support, and increasing

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Guest Commentary
Georgia Stitt
Since I moved to New York City and joined Local 802 in the late 90s, I have made my living in the musical theater as a pianist, pit musician, associate conductor, conductor, music director, music supervisor, transcriber, arranger, vocal coach,

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Views From the Board
Elise Frawley
As musicians, we know that in order to understand the present and conceive of the future, we must always examine the past. Our musical output rests on a calcified bedrock of our own experiences and the successes and failures of

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There is perhaps no more critical (and misunderstood) set of AFM recording agreements than those that fall under the umbrella of the Sound Recording Labor Agreement (SRLA.) From major label sessions for superstar acts to Off Broadway cast albums, and

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Bill Hayes and Caryl Paisner
As you may remember if you voted in the 2018 Local 802 election, listed at the bottom of the ballot were positions to serve as delegates to various labor organizations. Most of us don’t hear a lot about these positions

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Guest Commentary
Laura McQuade
Laura McQuade is the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of New York City. The opinions of guest commentaries in Allegro do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the staff, members or officers of Local 802. To submit a guest

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Feature Interview
Interview by Bob Pawlo
Diane Moser, a member of Local 802 since 2000, literally does it all. She composes and performs around the world with jazz ensembles, orchestras, chamber groups, and dance and theatre companies, including her 17-piece Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band, her

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Jazz Mentors Student Jam
“If you build it, they will come.” That classic line from the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” held true at a recent winter evening at Local 802, when the Council for Living Music held its fifth Jazz Mentors Student Jam.

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Each year, as the tax season approaches, Allegro publishes updated tax tips for musicians provided by Local 802’s accounting firm, Gould, Kobrick & Schlapp P.C. These articles focus on important aspects of the tax law and those that specifically affect

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News from the Actors Fund
Dr. Aviva Wolff
The Actors Fund is your one-stop shop for almost any kind of service you can imagine. We offer counseling – both one-on-one and in groups – as well as information on all kinds of social services, including health insurance, housing,

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Andrew Linn
I joined Local 802 when I became a member of the Patriot Brass Ensemble. It quickly became apparent that being a part of the union is a must for those who are taking a direct path to a professional career

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Emma Ford
I joined Local 802 because I knew it would open up a lot of opportunities for me, especially in the Broadway world. Having just relocated here from Sydney, Australia, I am so excited to experience the NYC music and theatre

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Ling Ling Huang
I joined Local 802 for the opportunity to play with as many other people as much as I can, and to be a part of the vibrant music scene here, which is so experimental and experiential! My most favorite recent

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Shara Sand, Psy.D.
I re-joined Local 802 because I’m now a psychologist who specializes in working with musicians. My musical goal in NYC is to help musicians become more successful performers. The highlight of my performance career was when I worked with John

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Santiago Murillo
I joined Local 802 because I’ve been looking to get into the Broadway music copying scene. As I’ve been talking to people already working in the field, one of the questions that kept coming up was “Are you a member

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Musicians At Work
“They’re Playing Our Song” opened on Broadway in 1979 with a book by Neil Simon, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and music by Marvin Hamlisch. It recently enjoyed a special one-night revival at the Music Box Theatre as a special

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CARL JANELLI Carl Joseph Janelli, 91, died on Dec. 3, 2018. He had been a member of Local 802 since 1943, and also served as the executive secretary for the union from 1981 to 1990. Mr. Janelli started playing clarinet

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Reminiscences
Greg Venuto
Joseph A. Venuto, Jr., 89, died on Feb. 14. He was a percussionist and had been a member of Local 802 for almost 40 years. He is survived by his wife Beverly, daughter Linda and son Greg, who is a

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Reminiscences
Dan Barrett
The exceptional alto saxophonist and exceptional human being Chuck Wilson passed away last Oct. 17, 2018 after being a member of Local 802 since 1979. He’s been on my mind lately, and I thought I’d share these few thoughts about

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We create community through sports! The Local 802 Executive Board supports a bowling team and two softball teams at Local 802. The BOWLING TEAM rolls every Thursday night at 11 p.m. at FRAMES (in Port Authority). The season runs in

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NOTE: As Allegro went to press, the minutes from the Dec. 18, 2018 meeting had not yet been approved for publication. TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019 Meeting called to order at 11:09 a.m. by President Krauthamer. Present: Financial Vice President Fisher,

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March '19
Bill Kirchner told me a story about his high school band director Sam D’Angelo, who was a musical mentor to Bill at Ursuline High School in Youngstown, Ohio, and who died last January. Bill was with him from 1967 to

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