Baltimore musicians win pay rise

Baltimore musicians win pay rise


norman lebrecht

June 16, 2016

The Baltimore Symphony has negotiated a new one-year deal with its musicians, just before its president Paul Meecham shuffles off into the Utah saltlands.


paul meecham

Tim Smith reports that players will get a 1.33 percent rise in September, with an extra 2.63 percent on May 1, 2017.

Base pay in Baltimore will rise to $1,560 a week.

Meecham is not the only one heading to the Utah Symphony. Associate concertmaster Madeline Adkins goes, too.

madeline adkins


  • david says:

    The agreement is for one year, not three.

  • Jon H says:

    Last I heard they had 77 permanent positions – hope they can move that number up as well.

  • Hugh Jorgan says:

    Baltimore — home of “The Wire”.

  • FactChecker says:

    Base pay will rise to $1,560 a week. Current pay is $1,500. Also, 83 full-time members will start at the beginning of the 2016-17 season.

  • Baron says:

    And yet they still have NO Principal Harp position filled. It is disgusting. They are not respectable, using free-lancers for such an important job.