Breaking: Baltimore Symphony inks 5-year dealmain
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and its musicians today agreed a five-year contract to September 2025. It is their first long-term contract since the last one expired in 2016.
Covid has changed everything.
The terms include:
– Covid reductions during 2020-21 season, followed by annual increases. Year 1: 26% reduction in base scale and a 75% reduction in overscale and seniority Year 2: 1% increase in base scale Year 3: 1% increase Year 4: 1.75% increase Year 5: 2.5% (reaching a minimum annual wage of $90,100.
– Gradual increases in personnel, moving from 75 full-time musicians now to 85 in 2025.
– Continuation of medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, and instrument insurance.
– Formation of a diversity task force.
– Increased responsiveness in scheduling and programming to pursue new earned revenue and community engagement opportunities.