Supporting the welfare and interests of regional orchestra musicians throughout North America.
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 was held as an online video conference Monday, July 26 – Thursday, July 29, 12:00-3:00 EDT.
2021 Conference Resolutions
The following resolutions were passed by the ROPA Conference Delegates on July 27, 2021: Read more…
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 recent murder of George Floyd by police officers has shocked the world in its brutality and blatant disregard for the rights of a Black man: a human being. This horrific incident is not an isolated occurrence, but one that plays out regularly in our nation….” Read more…
Click HERE to view a list of resources for ROPA musicians during the COVID-19 crisis.
ROPA Call To Action: Colorado Springs Philharmonic
To: All Musicians of ROPA and the AFM
From: The ROPA Executive Board
The Musicians of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic (CSP) have been without a contract and compensation for eleven months since they were furloughed and the remaining four years of their contract were cancelled by the board and CEO in September 2020. Management is currently demanding that musicians bargain a new contract with regressive terms rather than honoring the agreement management already signed which was not due to expire until July 2024.
It is essential that the musicians of the Regional Orchestra Players’ Association (ROPA) respond whenever and wherever our members are in need. We are asking for donations in support of the CSP Musicians and their Local, and letters of support for the Musicians to be sent to the Colorado Springs Philharmonic management… Read more and learn how you can help…
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
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.