USCIS has proposed a 42% fee increase to the I-129 petition related to the P and O permits for artists/entertainers/athletes. For more information: Changes to Cost of P2 4th May 2016
Evan Mitchell | Music Director
ANNOUNCES THE FOLLOWING VACANCY TO BE FILLED
BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
(one-year leave replacement)
National auditions will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Harrison-LeCaine Hall, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.
Season: September to April, with some summer services
Approximately 65 – 70 services
Compensation: $11,800 per year plus travel, if applicable
The musicians of the Kingston Symphony are members of the Canadian Federation of Musicians.
Deadline for applications is April 29, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Interested applicants, please send a resume to:
Linda Craig, Personnel Manager
Kingston Symphony Association
P.O. Box 1616
Kingston, ON K7L 5C8
Fax: (613) 546-8580
Excerpts will be emailed upon receipt of resume
When: Saturday April 23rd 2016
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00pm
Light refreshments tea and coffee will be available
Where: Royale Place Retirement Residence – Kingston, 2485 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7M 3G1
In order to best serve our members we encourage you to attend these events. Come support your board, learn how the CFM is working for its members, congratulate our newest Life Members.
There is a significant increase in the processing time for P2 applications.
The time count is 100 calendar days!
If you are submitting an application that falls in Vermont Service Center’s jurisdiction – they are processing regular files in approximately 80 plus days once the package arrives at the Vermont center. If your file falls in the VSC jurisdiction – consider Premium Processing.
We strongly advise that if you are going to submit a P2 application through the Canadian office allow at least 4 -5 months in advance or use the premium package.
Please make sure you check for updates posted at the CFM site
Thinking about joining the Canadian Federation of Musicians?
Now is the right time to do it. Kingston Musicians’ Union is having a membership drive and new members can save $95 on joining fees.
Why should I Join?
The American and Canadian Federation of Musicians is the largest entertainment organization in the world dedicated to representing the interests of the professional musician. No other organization has such a diverse membership -performing all styles of music in every type of venue. Specialized departments within the AFM/CFM deal with cross-border immigration, electronic and new media recordings, and symphonic, theatrical, touring and freelance services. And we are working for you the musician to bring about Federal and Provincial Status of the Artist legislation, as well as copyright reform and Neighbouring rights.
So what are the benefits?
As a member driven organization, we know what the critical benefits are, from comprehensive instrument, health and liability insurance to a world class pension plan, contract protection with emergency travel assistance and access to AFM-licensed booking agents to keep those gigs coming.
Contact the office now!
The annual general meeting will be held on Sunday 4th October 2015 1pm @ The Royal Canadian Horse Arillery Club:
193 Ontario St Kingston
Featuring Special Guests: Representatives from the CFM, and MROC,
Presentation of awards to recipients of the Dick Baldwin Percussion Scholarship
The Prince Edward County Jazz Festival, featuring North America’s best jazz musicians, runs all through “the County” this week. (Music of Miles Davis, Oliver Jones, Guido Basso, and the best of the BIG BANDS).
Here’s the link to all the scheduling details.
The Starpainters Duo (Dave Reed and me, classic swing and jazz) will play during the festival at the following locations:
Three Dog Winery Sat. Aug. 15 1:30 – 4:00pm
Harwood Estates Vineyards Sun. Aug. 16 12 noon http://www.harwoodestatevineyards.com/