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Archive | December, 2007

Nutcracker Refunds and More Cancellations In Jacksonville

Following the Jacksonville Symphony Association’s (JSA) decision to provide recorded music for all First Coast Nutcracker performances, the organization has confirmed that they are offering refunds to ticket holders who are displeased over the decision. However, the issue of whether or not the JSA will adjust their fee or if the First Coast Nutcracker will [...]
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Impending Health Care Coverage Cancellation In Jacksonville

In a letter from the Jacksonville Symphony Association (JSA) to the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (JSO) musicians, the JSA will cancel musician health care coverage after December 31, 2007 unless an agreement between the two parties is reached beforehand… The JSO musicians have been locked out since November 12 and although both sides met over last [...]
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Point-Counterpoint In Jacksonville

As the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (JSO) lockout continues, both sides have started to release more information about their respective positions. Initially, the Jacksonville Symphony Association (JSA) published a document at their website which presents their positions and a few days later, the musicians published a response at their website… Although the JSA has labeled their [...]
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Breaking News: JSO Musicians File Unfair Labor Practice

According to a press release issued by the Musicians of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, they have filed an unfair labor practice with the National Labor Relations Board against the Jacksonville Symphony Association (JSA). The charge claims that the JSA unlawfully locked the musicians out… The full press release reads as follows: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jacksonville [...]
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Walking In Eyes Wide Open

The Partial Observer published an article today by Holly Mulcahy which examines how aspiring musicians learn about their desired career path. More to the point, she talks about how high school and undergraduate students don’t learn enough about the realities of becoming a professional musician unless they are fortunate enough to encounter a private teacher [...]
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