The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and its musicians announced the ratification of a new contract, seven months prior to the current contract’s expiration on September 6, 2020. The new three-year agreement – the third in a row to reach an early resolution – includes a scale increase totaling 5.1 percent over the previous contract, plus one additional performance week (39 weeks beginning in the third year of the new contract, up from 38), with total guaranteed compensation going from $98,524 in year three of current contract to $105,481 in year three of new contract.

Additionally, the new agreement provides for increased cost sharing of health insurance premiums and expands paid family leave for musicians.

DSO will have a contingent of 88 musicians beginning in year two of the new contract (up from 87)

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