Code of Conduct

Civic Symphony Association of San Francisco was established to provide a welcoming environment for musicians and audiences to participate in creating great music. By signing up to play music, you agree to support that Mission by following a few simple rules:

ATTENDANCE

  • Members are expected to actively participate in rehearsals and concerts. Please make attending rehearsals and performances a priority, and show up promptly.

  • Do not play a concert, if you miss more than three rehearsals in a set, or if you miss the final rehearsal in a set.

  • Report absences in advance to: missing.sfcivicmusic.org

RESPECT AND COURTESY TO MEMBERS AND PROPERTY

  • Treat others with respect at all times. The Symphony does not tolerate any aggressive, provocative, disruptive, or inappropriate behavior.

  • Provide positive feedback and assistance to others as you can.

  • Respect the property of other members and the Symphony, including instruments, music stands, chairs and sheet music.

  • Return any borrowed items such as instruments, sheet music and other property of the Symphony promptly.

PROFESSIONALISM

  • Honor the effort of your fellow musicians by investing the time and effort to learn pieces for which you sign-up.

  • Follow the directions of the leadership, including conductor, concertmaster, operations manager, and your section leader as fully as possible.

  • Ensure all comments are directed to efficient use of rehearsal time

DONATIONS

  • Pay the requested donation for each set or piece for which you signed-up, unless the payment causes a hardship.

RESOLUTION OF CODE OF CONDUCT ISSUES

  • Any behavior that is inconsistent with the Code of Conduct will be brought to the attention of the member.

  • If necessary, the member may be asked to leave the Symphony.

  • Most importantly, enjoy the experience of creating beautiful music in a welcoming environment!