Arizona Opera Orchestra Musicians Association

Arizona Opera Orchestra Musicians Association

Formed in the year 2000 to support its members, the Arizona Opera Orchestra Musicians Association (AZOOMA) is a diverse organization of highly-trained music professionals from the Arizona Opera Orchestra. The majority of orchestra members reside in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff, but some travel from as far as New York, California, Kansas, New Mexico, and Vermont to be members of this orchestra.

As with other major metropolitan areas, in both Phoenix and Tucson there are separate and dedicated orchestras for each musical genre: symphonic music and opera. The orchestra performs in Phoenix Symphony Hall and in Tucson Convention Center Music Hall.

AZOOMA serves as a representative body for the Arizona Opera Orchestra musicians and under its bylaws operates audition and greivance committees, a contract negotiation committee, an outreach committee and Regional Orchestra Players Association representatives. Beyond this, the organization was created to promote and support Arizona Opera musicians and their activities, and to raise awareness and reach out to the community in support of the Arizona Opera and its programs. [From the [ AZOOMA mission statement] ]

Most members of AZOOMA belong to the American Federation of Musicians (a branch of the AFL-CIO) and have earned bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees from some of the world’s finest conservatories and universities, including [Statistics derived from a September, 2007 survey in which 46 of 48 contracted members of the Arizona Opera Orchestra provided responses.] :

*Arizona State University
*University of Arizona
*Northern Arizona University
*Indiana University
*Manhattan School of Music
*Cincinnati Conservatory
*Eastman School of Music
*Oberlin Conservatory.

Other facts:

*95% of the orchestra members have a college degree
*84% of the orchestra members have more than one college degree
*1/3 of the orchestra members have a doctoral degree

The organization operates under a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Arizona Opera and American Federation of Musicians Local 586.


External links

* [ Arizona Opera Musicians Association]
* [ Arts Addict Review]
* [ Arizona Opera]
* [ City of Phoenix: Arizona Opera]
* [ Arizona Opera: Artistic Ensembles]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Arizona Opera — is an opera company which operates in both Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona.Arizona Opera was established in 1971 as the Tucson Opera Company, under founding general director James P. Sullivan, and presented its first production, of Rossini s The… …   Wikipedia

  • Tucson, Arizona — Tucson redirects here. For other uses, see Tucson (disambiguation). Tucson   City   From upper left: Downtown Tucson Skyline, Pima County Courthouse, Old Main, Un …   Wikipedia

  • Music of Tucson, Arizona — Tucson, Arizona has a strong, growing independent music culture that focuses on locally grown and locally derived musical genres. The city is home to musical organizations that seek to nurture artists from the local music scene as well as… …   Wikipedia

  • Phoenix, Arizona —   City   Images, from top, left to right: Downtown Phoenix skyline, Saint Mary s Basilica, Arizona Biltmore Hotel, T …   Wikipedia

  • Flagstaff, Arizona — Infobox Settlement official name = City of Flagstaff settlement type = City nickname = City of Seven Wonders website = imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = 250px map caption = Location in Coconino County the… …   Wikipedia

  • performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …   Universalium

  • Texas — This article is about the U.S. state. For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). State of Texas …   Wikipedia

  • Jim Walker (musician) — Jim Walker is an American flutist and educator. He is the former Principal Flute of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the founder of the jazz quartet Free Flight . Since 1984, he has focused most of his attention on jazz performance and flute… …   Wikipedia

  • Linda Ronstadt — Infobox musical artist Name = Linda Ronstadt Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = solo singer Born = birth date and age|1946|7|15 Origin = Tucson, Arizona, USA Instrument = Vocals Guitar percussion Instrument = Vocals, Guitar,… …   Wikipedia

  • Felix Mendelssohn — …   Wikipedia

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.