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Delegates from ROPA orchestras meet annually to learn and network. The 2021 Conference will once again be held as an online video conference. The dates for the general sessions will be held July 27-29.
The Leading Tone is the official newsletter of the Regional Orchestra Players' Association.
2021 Annual Conference
The ROPA 2021 Annual Conference will once again be held as an online video conference Monday, July 26 – Thursday, July 29, 12:00-2:30 EDT.
Member-at-Large Breakout meetings will be scheduled for the week of July 18.
New Delegate Workshop: Monday July 19, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT.
Negotiations Workshop: Wednesday, July 21 and Thursday, July 22, 12:00 – 2:30 EDT both days.
2020 ROPA Conference Resolutions
Resolutions passed by the delegates at the 2020 Conference can be found HERE
ROPA Executive Board Releases Statement on Anti-Asian Racism
“Once again, we are witness to a horrific hate-crime. On March 17, 2021, eight people, including six Asian American women, were shot and killed by a gunman in the Atlanta area…” read more
ROPA Executive Board Releases Statement on Anti-Racism
The statement can be viewed in its entirety in the header above. Go to this link to download the document.
March 18, 2021 – AFM President Ray Hair Statement: AFM-EPF Announces Benefit Reductions Will Not Be Implemented. Read more on AFM.org
March 10, 2021 – “Good News: The American Rescue Plan, including the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021, was enacted by the U.S. House of Representatives today and will be signed into law this week — a victory that will protect the pensions of thousands of AFM members…”
Read More on AFM.org
Click HERE to view a list of resources for ROPA musicians during the COVID-19 crisis.
A Message from the AFM-EPF Board of Trustees.
The Regional Orchestra Players’ Association (ROPA): Who we are, our history and our guiding principles. Read more…
Unity is Power: Join ROPA
There are many excellent reasons for being a part of ROPA. Click HERE to find the information you need to join ROPA.