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H&W: Eligibility and Enrollment Mailings Begin in November


The Professional Musicians Local 47 and Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund (“Fund”) will soon be determining eligibility for benefit coverage effective January 1, 2019. Important Contribution and enrollment information will be mailed out by the Fund; if you don’t complete and return this information on a timely basis it could negatively affect your ability to enroll or qualify for coverage with the Fund. If you have moved within the past year or you are new to the Health and Welfare enrollment process, PLEASE verify your address with the Fund’s administrative office. Continue reading

Final Note: Dorothy Compinsky

Former Life Member. Violin
11/13/1923 – 10/3/2018

Dorothy Compinsky (November 13, 1923 – October 3, 2018), was a violinist and teacher and a life member of Local 47. She was born in Pocatello, Idaho.  Her father was a railroad worker who played violin and banjo, and so introduced her to the joys of music.  Her mother played piano and was a school teacher for a time, and later became a professional dressmaker.  Continue reading

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Be sure your contact information is up to date in the upcoming 2019 Member Directory Book. Please visit to submit any changes to your profile.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Nov. 15, 2018. 

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October General Membership Meeting w/ Siddhartha Khosla

At our Fall 2018 General Membership Meeting we are excited to welcome composer Siddhartha Khosla as our special guest speaker. He will talk about the process and showcase some of his works from hit TV series “This Is Us” (NBC) and Marvel’s “Runaways” (Hulu). Don’t miss it!

Open to all members in good standing.

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October 2018 Overture Online: Platinum Status

Overture Online
October 2018

What it takes to be a hit factory in today’s recording world

Building Bridges 
AFM Local 47 Career Pathways pilot program strikes a chord with students

Making the Film of a Lifetime
One filmmaker’s incredible journey

#ListenLA: 70th Annual Emmys
Musicians of the Primetime telecast, Creative Arts & LA Area winners, & special guest column by Emmy winner Gregg Field

and more!

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Overture Online is optimized for reading via smartphone or tablet. For those without access to a smart device, issues may be viewed on a web browser here. Local 47 members may download archived pdf versions from the members section at

DW Drums / Don Lombardi Room 3 Dedication Ceremony

In recognition of DW Drums founder Don Lombardi’s generous instrument donation to our rehearsal rooms, please join us in welcoming Don at a special plaque unveiling ceremony naming Room 3 in his honor.

Where: AFM Local 47 Rehearsal Room Artists’ Lounge

When: Tuesday, October 2, 10 a.m.

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