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SOMA (Symphony Orchestra Musician Association) represents Australia’s professional orchestra musicians.

It includes the musicians of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO), Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO), Orchestra Victoria (OV), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO), Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (AOBO), the Sydney Symphony (SSO) and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO).

Each constituent orchestra elects a representative to the National SOMA Executive to coordinate industrial and professional policies and to make representations to state and commonwealth governments.

Current Fees*

  • Aust Opera and Ballet Orchestra $25.63/fortnight
  • Adelaide Symphony Orchestra $22.53/fortnight
  • Canberra Symphony Orchestra $17.88/fortnight
  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra $28.65/fortnight
  • Queensland Symphony Orchestra $22.76/fortnight
  • Orchestra Victoria $24.80/fortnight
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra $30.35/fortnight
  • Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra $21.03/fortnight
  • West Australian Symphony Orchestra $23.65/fortnight

* Based on income derived only from your work as a musician.

Applicable from July 1, 2017. All membership fees are tax deductible. Fees calculated for fortnightly payroll deductions. Inquire to MEAA Member Central on 1300 656 513 for casual fees.


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