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Modern Composition

This series of six classes will feature examples that demonstrate styles heard in composers such as Bernard Herrmann, John Williams, Thomas Newman, and Max Richter.

The course will explore a range of theoretical concepts of modern composition and the various ways they are used in film and media composition. 

Topics covered include intervals and chords, pitch in tonal and nontonal music,  pantriadicism, Neo-Riemannian theory, chromatic and modal composition, minimalism, and aleatoric composition.

These free classes are being offered exclusively to AFM Local 47 members in good standing. Registration deadline: August 2, 2023.

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Unions Strike Back: Rally & Dance Party – 5/26/2023

Get ready Los Angeles! We’re gearing up for the summer of strikes with the first ever UNIONS STRIKE BACK: Rally and Dance Party. Unions from all industry sectors are gathering to participate in a massive showing of solidarity to demand JUSTICE. ✊

Many unions including the AFM have contracts ending this year. We are standing shoulder to shoulder to ensure that we all get our fair share of fair pay, better benefits, and strong contracts.

Who: All of Los Angeles Labor

What: UNIONS STRIKE BACK: Rally and Dance Party

When: Friday, May 26, 4-7pm

Where: 12th St. & Figueroa Blvd, Downtown Los Angeles – AFM Local 47 musicians will gather at the Shaquille O’Neal statue outside Arena 

Getting There: Directions | Parking Map | Public Transportation

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Be sure to wear your blue Local 47 T-shirt! Share this with everyone you know and be there, the resistance needs you. #UnionsStrikeBack

TMA SoCal Meeting: Friday, January 27, 2013

Theatre Musicians Association SoCal — the local chapter of the official Player Conference for theater musicians of the American Federation of Musicians — invites all AFM members in the greater Los Angeles and SoCal region to join us for an informational meeting. 

When: Friday, January 27, 10:30am

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Hal Blaine to Receive Star on Walk of Stars Palm Springs

In February 2023, legendary drummer Hal Blaine will posthumously receive his star on the Walk of the Stars Palm Springs.

The ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. on February 6, 2023, the day after what would have been his 94th birthday, at 100 N Palm Canyon Dr. An after-party will be held at Oscar’s restaurant in Downtown Palm Springs. Continue reading

Action Alert: UAW UCLA academic workers strike MONDAY 11/21/2022

This week UAW Academic Workers announced a multi-unit statewide strike against the University of California’s unlawful conduct.

Join us and rally for the Arts and Entertainment Unions & Alumni Picket line in solidarity with 48,000 UAW student workers on strike!

Monday, November 21, 12:30-2:30pm

UCLA’s Inverted Foundation, Pritzker Hall, 502 Portola Plaza (near Kinsey Pavilion) – see map

We’ll have Local 47 T-shirts for you to wear!

Inaugural Meeting + Musicians’ Club Annual Meeting: January 9, 2023


Monday, January 9, 2023 – 7:30pm
via Zoom

On the Agenda (subject to change):
– Administration of Oath of Office to New Officers by LA County Federation of Labor President Yvonne Wheeler
– Officer Reports
– Old and New Business

Please join us for our Inaugural Meeting for the swearing in of our administration voted in at our December 2022 Triennial General Election. The oath of office will be administered by esteemed LA County Federation of Labor President Yvonne Wheeler. 

Open to all AFM Local 47 members in good standing. Members will receive an email invitation to register and may also register via our website at Registration is required. Once your membership is verified, you will receive an email with the Zoom access link.


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Next General Membership Meeting: October 24, 2022

Next General Membership Meeting:
Monday, October 24, 2022 – 7:30pm
Location: AFM Local 47 Captain Greg Welch Gathering Place

Open to all AFM Local 47 members in good standing.

On the Agenda (subject to change):
– Presentation of 50 Year Pins
– Special Election to Fill Vacancy for Trustee
– Voting on Resolution to Amend the Bylaws re: Life Member Eligibility Requirements
– Officer Reports
– Old and New Business Continue reading

Fair Share For Musicians: Education Session 8/14/22


On Sunday, August 14 at Local 47, we will meet to discuss next steps. Dinner will be served at 6pm, and the panel discussion will begin at 7pm, followed by Q&A from the audience. This in-person event will also be live streamed via Zoom.

The panel will include AFM and Local 47 staff as well as Contract Action Team Committee chairs. Come and find out the state of “new media” and the threat it poses to musicians’ livelihoods. Our panel will present the data on made-for-streaming projects and details on the residual we’re fighting for in the upcoming negotiations. Extensive Q&A to follow. Make your voice heard! 

RSVP and Submit Questions for In-Person Session

Register and Submit Questions for Zoom Live-Stream

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