Local 65-699 News!

October 28th, 2016 by AFM Houston








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Local 65-699 Welcomes New Member Laura Cividino!

September 20th, 2016 by AFM Houston
Born in 1983, received her violin diploma in 2004 with prof. Diego Masutti and piano diploma in 2005 with prof. Ugo Cividino, both at the J. Tomadini Conservatory of Music in Udine, Italy. She continued her studies in Klagenfurt, Austria, with Professor Helfried Fister and in March 2008 received violin diploma from that school. She graduated with a Master in Violin Performance with Professor Andrzey Grabiec at the University of Houston, Moores School of Music in May 2012. In February 2014 she received her viola diploma with Luca Morassutti at the G. Tartini Conservatory of Music in Trieste, Italy.
During her career she has performed in various cities in Italy, Austria, France, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, China and United States. She has been a member of the OAO (Orchester Akademie Ossiach), and of the SFK (Slovenia, Friuli, Kaerntner) in Austria, the Piccola Accademia in Italy, Clear Lake Symphony, Houston Sinfonietta, the Moores School of Music Orchestras, Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and “Mercury – the orchestra redefined” in the United States. She took part at the masterclasses of Gustav Mayer, Helfried Fister, Rainer Kussmaul, Igor Ozim, Andrzej Grabiec, Giovanni Guglielmo, Lorenzo Fava, Isabelle Ballot, Rainer Honeck, Joseph Silverstein, Stephen Shipps, Lucie Robert and, for chamber music, Alois Posch, Sean Y. Wang, Domenico Nordio, Alberto Vianello, Debussy Quartet, and Timothy Hester.
In the summer 2012 she took part to the Chile tour of the YOA (Youth Orchestra of Americas), and she performed concerts in Medellin (Colombia). She is currently teaching and freelancing in Houston as a violinist and a violist. She is also a founding member of the Houston-based Calliope String Quartet, which scheduled a concert tour of Italy, Austria, and Slovenia in July 2015

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NOMINATION NOTICE for Wage/Scale Nominations Meeting

September 14th, 2016 by AFM Houston

Houston Professional Musicians Association,

LOCAL 65-699, A. F. of M.

Nominations for the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer,

**Six Executive Board members, Delegate, Additional Delegate for merged locals

and Alternate Delegates, will be accepted from the floor at the September 2016 membership meeting at the date, time, and place indicated below.

** To insure a more diverse representation of the membership on the board of Local

65-69, a new recommendation was passed at the May 2, 2016 Constitution/Bylaws meeting for the six board positions. Each candidate must specify which category he/she is running for and each candidate shall only run for one category.

  1. Three CBA positions –If more than 50% of your performing income is from

CBA work, you are eligible to run for a CBA position.

  1. Three Freelance positions – If more than 50% of your performing income is

from Freelance work, you are eligible to run for a Freelance position.

The term of office for all positions will run for two years beginning January 1, 2017.

For a description of the Duties for each of the above positions, please consult your

By-Laws, Article 1 – Duties of Officers, Sections 1, 2, 3, & 4.

Candidates elected as President and Secretary-Treasurer will also serve as delegates to the American Federation of Musicians Convention and Conferences.

Date: Monday, September 19, 2016

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: Houston Professional Musicians Association

                                        5771 Enid (1757 Sylvester if using a GPS)

           Houston, TX  77009

As provided in the Local 65-699 Bylaws, no member shall be eligible for nomination to any elective office unless he/she has been a full member in continuous good standing of this local for at least two (2) years.

Candidates must accept nomination at the nomination meeting or, if not in attendance, submit a written acceptance to the Secretary-Treasurer by

4:00 p.m. on September 16, 2016.

The election will be by mailed ballot.  Ballots will be counted at the hall by the Election Committee starting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2016.


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About Local 65-699

Local 65-699, American Federation of Musicians
Houston, TX
Chartered October 22, 1897

5771 Enid, Houston, Texas 77009
Office: (713) 236-8676
Toll Free: (800) 965-9465
Fax: (713) 236-8671

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-4:00PM