Joining the AFM
Member Profile
Who: Adam Desorgo
Position: Principal Oboe
Where: Sarasota Orchestra

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If you are a musician, there are many reasons why you should join the AFM.
To name just a few, our union provides musicians with:

  • Strength through unity in a professional association
  • Communication & co-operation to prevent exploitation
  • Local representation
  • National/International representation
  • Members directory
  • Assistance with collective bargaining and access to master agreements
  • Assistance with recording contract procedures
  • Legal assistance on problems with employers, agents and contractors
  • Approved, free legal contracts for all types of engagements
  • Contract guarantee
  • 24-hour nationwide emergency assistance service for traveling musicians
  • AFM Employers Pension Fund
  • Music Performance Trust Funds for free public concerts
  • Special Payments Fund for any new use of recorded music
  • Union Privilege program for personal and home mortgage loans
  • Equipment/liability insurance at affordable rates
  • Sickness and Disability insurance
  • AFM Professional Club for discount buying
  • Benefit funds such as the Lester Petrillo Fund for Disabled Musicians
  • Credit Union
  • National and Local Publications such as the International Musician
  • Federal and State Legislative Representation
  • Immigration Assistance for U.S. and Canadian citizens
  • AFM mastercard with preferred rates
  • National help Wanted/ At Liberty Registry
  • AFM Bulletin Board Service / Internet Access
  • National Teaching Registry
  • National Auction site for Musical Instruments
  • Professional Pride


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