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Travel News
August 28, 2019 Following three years of consensus-building among music stakeholders, governmental authorities, and conservation experts, policy requests put forward by the League of American Orchestras (the League) and partners in the international...
Tips for Traveling by Air
(Created March 18, 2015, Updated November 5, 2015) Musicians have long encountered difficulty and uncertainty when traveling with musical instruments by air. Immediately following the events of September 11, 2001, a national coalition of concerned...
Endangered Species and the Traveling Musician
May 2, 2013 Register today to participate in a national webinar providing guidance for musicians traveling internationally! Individual musicians and ensembles worldwide present their artistry across borders, often bringing highly specialized...
League speaks up for traveling musicians
We represent orchestras as policies for instruments are considered under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
CITES Protected Species Travel Tips
UPDATED August 28, 2019 Efforts to increase restrictions on travel and trade in African Elephant ivory and other endangered animal and plant species has placed a new focus on long-existing, but largely unimplemented permitting rules for international...
Travel with instruments
Endangered Species and the Traveling Musician Special permits are required to travel internationally with certain musical instruments containing protected species, such as ivory, rosewood, tortoise shell, and other material. How can you know whether...
Ivory, Airline Tips, IRA, and the NEA
October 29, 2014 Saving Elephants—and Instruments The League continues to lead national efforts to urge Congress, the White House, and federal agencies to improve policies that impact existing, legally crafted musical instruments that contain small...
Aviation Policy
When musicians travel, it is essential that musical instruments reach the final destination safely. The League advocates for uniform, reasonable, and reliable aviation policies that accommodate musical instruments as carry-on baggage or as properly...
Travel with Instruments action
Collaborations on a Theme
by Rebecca Winzenried Who's responsible for shaping the artistic vision of an orchestra? The New Jersey Symphony explores the question as it continues on its own particular evolutionary path.
Progress on Form 990, Arts Education, and Pernambuco (9/27/2007)
Tips for Musicians Travelling through TSA Automated Lanes (February 15, 2017)
The Transportation Security Administration is using a new automated bin system at Newark, Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, and Atlanta airports. We spoke with officials at TSA headquarters and received the following tips for musicians that hand carry their...
Foreign Artist Visa & Tax News
June 24, 2020 Trump Administration Extends and Expands Certain Immigration Restrictions through 2020 This week the President announced an extension through December of his executive order from late April that had, at that time, suspended new...
Consensus Reached to Ease Permit Requirements for Musical Instruments
August 28, 2019 Following three years of consensus-building among music stakeholders, governmental authorities, and conservation experts, policy requests put forward by the League of American Orchestras (the League) and partners in the international...
CITES Treaty Negotiations Include Musical Instrument Policies
October 24, 2016 The League of American Orchestras was a voice for the music community in what is being called “ game changing ” treaty negotiations over international protected species rules. The 17 th conference of the parties to the Convention on...
Instruments and Protected Species: Important Updates
May 6, 2016 Ports for traveling with CITES permits double! In response to requests from the League and our partners in the national music community, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) adopted on May 2 a new policy that officially doubles the...
Orchestra Testifies Before Congress, and More Policy Updates
March 18, 2015 Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President Urges U.S. Congress to Support FY16 NEA Funding Washington, D.C. - Today Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President & CEO Melia Tourangeau testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Interior,...
Final Rules for Musical Instrument Air Travel Released by USDOT
December 31, 2014 Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued final regulations to improve travel by air with musical instruments. The rules become effective within 60 days of being published and require major airlines to update...
High Stakes as 2014 Winds to a Close
December 2, 2014 Action Ahead for Current and New Congress A heap of unresolved policy issues waits as little time remains for the "lame duck" Congress to address the unfinished business of 2014. Before the newly elected House and Senate members begin...
Ivory Rules for Instruments Eased, Not Yet Fixed
May 15, 2014 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) today announced changes intended to ease international travel with musical instruments, agreeing that “common-sense” solutions are needed to address the unintended consequences of the recent...

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