The regular meeting of the Board of Directors’ of the Cincinnati Musicians’ Association was called to order on January 25,2016 at 4:53PM.
All members were present.
The minutes of the January 11,2016 meeting were approved.
GOOD STANDING FROM OTHER LOCALS
Edward Neeman – piano – 1/14/16
I. President’s Report
- President Frankenfeld will provide the Board with the latest bank statement showing debit card usage at the next meeting. Four tickets were purchased for AFM representatives to attend the CSO Lincoln Center performance.
- The first Taft Museum concert took place yesterday. It was a huge success. Survey reviews were very positive. The performance was by the White Oak String Trio. Future concerts will include Elizabeth Motter, harp, on February 28, a string quartet on March 13, the Hawthorne Quartet in April and hopefully a brass quintet in May.
- Minority Fellowship Program Update: Applications closed in December. Applicants will play an audition to determine the level of participation. There will not be a screen for the auditions. President Frankenfeld anticipates some growing pains as the program begins. Ahmad Mayes, Director of Community Engagement and Learning, sent out a survey to CSO players to determine who would be interested in mentoring the Fellows. There has been a CSO player trying to recruit from the New World Symphony. This may be inappropriate since participants in the NWS have already achieved a certain level of success.
- Tenure decisions: Two probationary players have not received tenure. One has appealed the decision. President Frankenfeld will keep the Board apprised of any new information as it becomes available.
- In 2011 there were negotiations to help fund the pension fund in order to privatize the fund. President Frankenfeld has had a discussion with Robert McGrath. It appears that if the CSO deficit reaches a particular level it would automatically trigger renegotiation of the CSO contract. Since there are obvious financial unknowns next season due to the renovation of Music Hall all are watching closely. Greenacres Foundation provided the funding and should the deficit hit $500K the repayment of funds would be required.
- All forms must now be submitted electronically but they do not appear to be functioning properly. President Frankenfeld has submitted the forms in hardcopy.
II. Mark Lammers Quintet recording
- The Board discussed suitable scale for the project. It was voted to allow $100 per player and double for the leader. The office will prepare an invoice.
THE FOLLOWING VOUCHERS WERE ORDERED PAID:
See attached B 25356 -25369
Next meeting scheduled for February 11 at 3:30PM
Meeting adjourned at 5:55PM.