• Canned Music for Full Ticket Price Casa Mañana in Fort Worth is staging its production of Matilda, The Musical this week to an accompaniment of recorded tracks – no live musicians in the orchestra pit. This represents a reduction in quality normally expected by its audiences, as productions in its Broadway Series are historically performed with […]

  • Musicians Federal Credit Union Announces a “DRAW FOR YOUR RATE” Loan Special Running Through March 31, 2022 For instrument loans, New and Current MFCU Members have the chance to save from .5% to 3.5% over the current APR of 8%. Youth Members can save from .5% to 2% over the current rate of 6.5% Call […]

  • 2021: A most important “Year in Review”. On January 1st of this year I wrote to you that we were finding ourselves at a juncture, “setting our sights on the task of rebuilding our profession, and our lives.” I mentioned that we had much work to do in facing the challenges of the Pandemic, but […]

  • Announcing the 2022 Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Program Applications Due by January 31, 2022 Click Here – Download the Application WHO MAY APPLY: Members or children of members of AFM Local 72-147 or children whose legal guardians are members of AFM Local 72-147.  The Dallas Fort Worth Professional Musicians Association, AFM Local 72-147 is affiliated with […]

  • Thanks to All Who Donated to the DFW Musicians COVID-19 Relief Fund. To date, nearly $140,000 was disbursed to Local 72-147 members who had applied for assistance and suffered the most significant losses of income due to the shutdowns of the Pandemic. This was made possible by individual’s donations and Local 72-147’s investment in the […]

  • Touring Shows Open with Wicked, Presented by Dallas Summer Musicals:   In August 2021 Broadway touring shows reopened after the long 18 months since the shutdown began. Wicked, the first of all the shows to reopen began here in North Texas, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM). As full scale theatrical touring is perhaps the most […]

  • In first weekend of October this fall, the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival was held after an absence of 18 months and several postponements due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Normally held in April, the festival became a fall event for 2021, so to not keep jazz lovers waiting another six months for the festival’s return. […]

  • The Local 72-147 Executive Board voted in November to extend current wage scales through June 30, 2022. A single modification in AFM & Employer Pension Fund Contributions for applicable scales shall go into effect, raising current contribution rates from 5% to 5.5%, rendering all contributions compliant to current AFM-EP Fund Rehabilitation Plan requirements. Due to […]


As we work to emerge from the COVID-19 Pandemic, Annual Dues Support of Local 72-147 Activities is more critical than ever.

Annual Dues of $135 are due in January,
or Semi-Annual Dues of $70 are due in January & July.

In consideration of the hardships caused by COVID-19,

We Continue to Accept Quarterly Payments of $35 

Thank You for your Dues support of our important work. If you need can't pay or need help, contact us (swilliams@musiciansdfw.org)!