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Kansas City Symphony Negotiates Contract Extension


With both its executive director and board chair planning departures, the Kansas City Symphony negotiated a contract extension ahead of schedule. The two-year extension will cover musicians through 2023.

Musicians have enjoyed pay increases under their current contract, and raises will continue with the contract extension. Base salaries will increase 4% in the 2021-2022 season and 3% in the 2022-2023 season.

“Together, we look forward to reaching even greater artistic success and financial stability,” says Brian Rood of Local 34-627 (Kansas City, MO), a trumpet player in the orchestra and chair of the Negotiating Committee. “As we welcome incoming Executive Director Daniel Beckley and Board Chair Patrick McCown, we salute [outgoing Executive Director] Frank Byrne and [outgoing Board Chair] William Lyons for their extraordinary leadership and service. Through their vision and dedication, the symphony has become one of Kansas City’s favorite performing arts organizations.”