As a member of Local 802 since 1990, I have always had great concern for musicians in the workplace. I am running for re-election to the Executive Board with a goal to continue to serve and support my fellow musicians. I will be an advocate for musician concerns, rights, equitable treatment, and help create an environment of participation and inclusion within the union.
Morris will be an advocate for musician concerns and will help to create an environment of participation and inclusion within the union
At Local 802, in addition to the Executive Board, I serve on the Finance Committee and as a Musicians Health Fund Trustee. I play the tuba, bass trombone and cimbasso, working in the symphonic and Broadway fields. I’m a member of the American Ballet Theatre orchestra, and work as a substitute/extra at the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, and Philadelphia Orchestra. On Broadway, I have been a member of six Broadway orchestras, and have subbed on numerous shows.
At ABT, I was a member of the orchestra committee for seven years, and was Executive Board Liaison for the recently concluded, successful contract negotiation. I’ve also served on the Broadway Theatre Committee for four years and the Met Opera Associates Committee for 2 years. These experiences have given me the skills necessary to serve the greater music community at Local 802 on the Executive Board. I believe I can make a difference.
The musicians of Local 802 deserve to be represented by those willing to develop new strategies for governance. Our music industry, both here in NYC and nation-wide, faces considerable challenges in the coming days, and I believe that change is needed now. I ask for your vote to the Executive Board and promise to work hard to solve our present problems and ensure a robust environment for future generations.