LYNNE COHEN

I am proud to be running for re-election to the executive board of Local 802, where I have served for the last 3 years. During that time, I have actively participated in helping Local 802 to weather the Covid-19 pandemic, modernize its operations, and prepare for the reopening of our orchestras.

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Lynne believes our union needs to be strengthened at a time when a rapidly changing music industry needs strong leadership 

I came to the Executive Board in 2018 having served on many committees at the union including the Theater and Broadway negotiating committees, CAC, and the State of Broadway committee.  As an Executive Board member, I serve on the Finance and Centennial Committees and am known for being thoughtful yet outspoken. I am admired and trusted for my work ethic and balanced thought process.  Trusted for my attention to detail and commitment to serving Local 802’s membership, I hope to continue my work so we can continue to meet the challenges ahead. As a bridge builder and problem solver, I am confident that I can continue to work well and efficiently with all staff, administrators, and co-workers at 802.

 

I have been a member of Local 802 since my arrival in the New York area in 1993 and work in the symphonic and Broadway fields. I began my professional career in Florida, performing with the Philharmonic of Florida, Greater Miami Opera, Palm Beach Symphony, Opera and Ballet. During the late 1980s I worked as a freelance oboist in Geneva and in Germany.  Additionally, I maintain an active teaching studio and am on the faculties of Drew and Kean Universities as an instructor of oboe, chamber music, and music theory. 

 

As Local 802 celebrates its Centennial I pledge to continue the work I have always done to represent our members.

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