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PRESS RELEASE: UTAH AFL-CIO PRESIDENT INVOLVED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

PRESS RELEASE: UTAH AFL-CIO PRESIDENT INVOLVED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

 

August 16, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT–– Jim Judd, President of the Utah AFL-CIO, was involved in a motorcycle accident Thursday in Missoula, Montana. 
Judd was participating in the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) motorcycle rally, which was being held in Butte, Montana. Judd is also Vice Chair of the Utah Democratic Party. 

 

More details will be released as they become available. 

 


Utah AFL-CIO

801-972-2771

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General Nominations and Elections meeting

There will be a General Nominations and Elections meeting scheduled for AFM, Local 104 on October 8th, 2012 at 5:15 pm. To be held in the offices of AFM, Local 104, on 515 East 4500 South, suite G-100, Salt Lake City, Utah 84107. Our number 801-270-8087 or afmslc@integra.net

 

Please attend if you can.

 

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Scott Larry Devey (1965-2012)

Scott Larry Devey (1965-2012) Obituary Scott Larry Devey passed away unexpectedly at home on June 20, 2012. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Scott was born May 23, 1965 to Larry and Katherine Devey in American Fork, Utah. He was raised in Alpine, Utah where he enjoyed camping and hiking in the beautiful mountains. He attended American Fork High School where he grew to love music and playing the Trumpet. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the England Leeds Mission. Scott had many fond memories of his time there. When he returned, Scott met his wife, Jennifer Gold Devey, while he was attending the University of Utah. They married on June 17, 1989 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He was a wonderful husband and father. He loved his children and enjoyed supporting their many endeavors. Scott was active in his many church assignments over the years and loved the gospel. Scott spent many years repairing and restoring woodwind and brass musical instruments. Additionally, he made instruments such as baroque trumpets, alpine horns, British-style wood flutes, and Native American Flutes. He was also a professional trumpet player and played with several classical and jazz groups over the years. His musical talents will be greatly missed by his fellow musicians. As a trumpet teacher, Scott shared his passion for music with dozens of students over the years and cherished every minute of it. Scott was survived by his wife Jennifer, children Eric, Mark, Joel and Elia; as well as his parents Larry and Katherine. Memorial servies were held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the LDS Herriman Stake Center at 13680 South 5600 West (Rosecrest Road), Herriman., Utah at 11:00 a.m. Viewing will precede the funeral at 9:00 a.m. at the church. Internment at the Lehi City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Devey children through the Scott Devey Memorial Fund at any Moutain American Credit Union. www.broomheadfuneralhome.com Published in Deseret News on June 24, 2012

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Utah Chamber Orchestra auditon for Concertmaster

UTAH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

2941 Oakwood Drive

Bountiful, UT 84010

801-295-8705; Cell-801-706-4151

dabasinger@earthlink.net

 

June 20, 2012

 

The Utah Chamber Orchestra announces auditions for the position of CONCERTMASTER.

 

The auditions are to be held Saturday, August 25, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. in the Capitol Theatre.

 

Highly qualified candidates should email an updated one-page resume by  July 25, 2012, to dabasinger@earthlink.net.

Shortly after July 25th, the selected candidates for audition will be notified including  the audition music  list.

 

The selected candidate needs to be available for the attached schedule of 67 services for the 2012-13 season, except for the Nutcracker portion, where some flexibility is allowed.

 

Donald Basinger

Personnel Manager

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UTAH SYMPHONY / UTAH OPERA – AUDITIONS

UTAH SYMPHONY / UTAH OPERA

Thierry Fischer, Music Director

Announces the following vacancies:

 

4 VIOLIN POSTIONS

September 9, 2012 – Prelininary Round

September 10, 2012 – Semi-Final and Final Rounds

Resumes due by: June 1, 2012

 

PRINCIPAL TRUMPET

September 16, 2012 – Preliminary Round

September 17, 2012 – Semi-Final and Final Rounds

Resumes due by: June 1, 2012

 

BASS TROMBONE

September 23, 2012 – Preliminary Round

September 24, 2012 – Semi-Final and Final Rounds

Resumes due by: June 1, 2012

***52 WEEK SEASON***

Highly qualified applicants should send a one-page resume, including current mailing address, email address and telephone number to:

Eric V. Johnson, Director of Orchestra Personnel

Utah Symphony / Utah Opera

123 West South Temple

Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1496

Fax: 801-869-9026 / Email: auditioins@uso.org

 

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE

 

Employment to begin September 2013, or as the winning candidate’s availability and the Utah Symphony / Utah Opera schedule allow.

The Utah Symphony / Utah Opera is an equal opportunity employer. The Audition Committe of the Utah Symphony / Utah Opera reserves the right to dismiss, immediately, any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions.

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Utah Chamber Orchestra position

UTAH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

2941 Oakwood Drive

Bountiful, UT 84010

801-295-8705; Cell-801-706-4151

dabasinger@earthlink.net

 

March 30, 2012

 

The UCO announces auditions for the position of PRINCIPAL CLARINET.

 

The auditions are to be held on June 2, 2012 at 1 p.m.

 

Highly qualified candidates should email a one-page resume by  April 27, 2012, to dabasinger@earthlink.net.

 

The selected candidate needs to be available for the attached schedule of 67 services for the 2012-13 season, except for the Nutcracker portion, where some flexibility is allowed.

 

Donald Basinger

Personnel Manager

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Presidents Message – March 2012

Hello my friends,

 

The election season is in full swing and the craziness is in full swing as well.   It seems that every cycle the longest stretch is the relatively short time between the first primary and the last one.  There seems to be something about elections that brings out the loonies on all sides.

 

Regardless of our personal leanings there are several questions we as union musicians should be asking of our candidates:

1.      How are you going to go to bat for me?

2.  What are you going to do to help keep my union strong?

3. What are you going to do to continue the fight to ease the restrictions on travel that I face when I carry my instrument?

4.  Are you going to help keep music and the other arts alive and funded?

5.  What commitment are you going to make to see to it that established retirement programs, public and private, are going to remain healthy and viable through my retirement?

6. Your questions here.

 

All of us in one way or another are dependent on the whims of politicians and policy makers to keep the coffers that support our livelihood open and flowing freely.  Without adequate funding even the most major orchestras whither and die, dance companies switch to taped music, theatres close and theatre companies disband.  That funding comes from grants and donations.  If the stock market drops, so does the amount of interest money available to big pocket donors, therefore the donation amounts dwindle.  If the party in power doesn’t respect the importance of the arts funding for them will drop.

 

When the economy is weak job pay suffers.  A person making less money is going to be less likely to visit a club that has live music.  Without the money from a cover charge the club won’t be able to continue to pay musicians.  So there will be fewer musicians working.  We need to insist that the slowly improving economy keep improving so we can keep working.

 

I hope you will be at the forefront this season.  Contact your respective political party and make your concerns known.  Ask questions.  Write letters.  Send email.  Be a loud voice for our profession.  We need you.

Fraternally yours,

 

Mike Palumbo

 

 

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