Musicians of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (Minnesota) have ratified a two-year extension of the current contract, which was set to expire June 30, 2016. The two-year extension will become effective July 1, 2016, extending the expiration date to June 30, 2018. Nearly all terms and conditions of the current contract will remain unchanged in the extension, except for increases in musician compensation. Musicians making less than $80,000 in total salary will receive a raise of $4,000 in the first year, with all musicians receiving a raise of $2,000 in the second year. The guaranteed minimum annual base salary will increase to $64,000 in the first year and $66,000 in the second year, an increase of 10% over two years. The roster will stay unchanged at 28 players.

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