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The Colorado Symphony is interested in what you have to say about them, their programming and the general music scene in Colorado. The survey is open May 15th through the 31st and the Symphony has set aside a pair of tickets specifically for Denver Musicians Association members and supporters! If you want a chance to win a couple tickets to the Symphony and you have a few minutes, then follow this link: http://symphonysurvey.org/2013_DMA
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Colorado Ballet Announces auditions for the following openings:
These are contract positions beginning with the 2013/14 Season. Compensation is currently $102/service plus a 5.45% pension contribution for the 2012-2013 Season. A new agreement is being negotiated.
Auditions will be held on June 12, 2013 at the Colorado Ballet facility at 1278 Lincoln St. in Denver. To apply please email a one-page resume to Brandi Glass, Company Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org Complete information will be provided upon receipt of resume.
Our meeting with the Downtown Denver Partnership
By Pete Vriesenga
After being put off for twelve months we finally scheduled a meeting with the Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP) which represents billions of dollars in big business/member assets. DDP President & CEO Tamara Door never responded personally to my 5/1/13 email, and I expect she has more important things to do and people to meet. I did however receive a response from DDP’s Event Operations Manger Lorinn Rhodes. DMA Vice President Thomas Blomster and I were now ready to begin our quest to see that professional musicians who perform for Make Music Denver are paid … something.
With our long-awaited meeting now only moments away, we stepped into the elevator from the lobby of the magnificent Paramount Theater Building at 16th and Glenarm. Although relieved to be out of the rain, we waited in anticipation, not knowing what lies ahead. Would these prominent business leaders actually listen to our arguments and agree to pay “something” to the musicians? Or, would our hopes be quickly dashed by Wall Street tycoons looking to experience their first labor/management negotiation, motivated by the sport of conquest. Seizing on a moment of confidence, Thomas and I looked to each other reassuringly … ‘we’re on a Mission from God!’
To: Tamara Door, President & CEO, Downtown Denver Partnership
From: Pete Vriesenga, President, Denver Musicians Association
Re: Make Music Denver, 2013
Dear Ms. Door,
The Denver Musicians Association (AFM, AFL-CIO) represents 800 professional musicians in the region, from Colorado’s largest performing organizations to those who perform in restaurants, weddings and at special events. Professional musicians play a very large role in sustaining a culture of entertainment and resulting economic benefit to Downtown Denver and surrounding communities.
Last year at this time I received an email from Stephanie Davidowitz offering to meet to consider how to involve the DMA in Make Music Denver. My April 28 reply applauded DDP for encouraging community members and amateur musicians to be a part of your Festival. I also offered a simple and gracious reminder that professional musicians should be fairly compensated for their services.
Nothing ever came from that effort and it’s now confirmed that DDP is once again seeking professional musicians on the condition that they will perform for free. The only other change I note is that I have been removed from your mailing list.
We will continue to reach out to you with the hope of turning Make Music Denver into proud, community event that no longer exploits professional talents. Until such time we shall educate and warn our membership of the damage that DDP is inflicting on our industry.
Pete Vriesenga, DMA President
The ORCHESTRA MANAGER will report to the Artistic Director and Music Director and work closely with the Company Manager. Duties will include but not be limited to day-to-day liaison with musicians, music director and management in organizing the orchestra for all productions; producing schedules in consultation with Ballet production personnel; serving as musicians’ contact and their liaison with conductors and management; ensuring compliance with all contracts and policies, accepting all applications and resumes, organizing auditions as needed, engaging substitute musicians in consultation with music director; and dealing with all exigencies that arise during the course of production runs, sometimes on very short notice. Presence at all orchestra services will be required, as well as accessibility by phone and email for musicians, management, and production personnel.Duties will also include those of orchestra librarian with responsibility for preparing and distributing all parts for musician use. Some subcontracting of library duties may be possible as needed.
Please submit resume to Brandi Glass, Company Manager, at Colorado Ballet:
Company Manager | Colorado Ballet
1278 Lincoln St
Denver, CO 80203
303.339.1631 | fax 303.861.7174
The 19th Annual Summer Course in the Alexander Technique at the University of Colorado at Boulder will be held July 8-12, 9:00 to noon daily. A one day Intensive will be held July 13, 1-5:00 pm. The 2012 faculty includes Ed Bilanchone, Amy Likar, and DMA member James Brody. Early registration by DMA members will result in a 15% reduction in tuition.
Duo Firebird presents "Russian Music from the Czars to Stalin", featuring the music of Rubinstein, Arensky, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich for cello and piano.
Freewill offering appreciated.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Denver. (303) 766-5324
Jackie Evancho: Songs from the Silver Screen
Singing sensation, Jackie Evancho, takes the stage with the Colorado Symphony at Boettcher Concert Hall for a One-Night-Only special appearance. This is your chance to experience Jackie’s unique, gorgeous soprano that has propelled her to the top of the entertainment industry.
Boettcher Concert Hall
Mon 11/5/12 7:30PM
2012/13 On Location
Salida SteamPlant Event Center
*Tickets: Click here to purchase tickets online or call 719.530.0933.
Thu 11/8/12 7:30PM
Thu 2/7/13 7:30PM
Thu 4/4/13 7:30PM
Sun 6/30/13 3:00PM
Salida Steam Plant Event Center, Salida. (303) 623-7876