December 20, 2022

COVID-19 Fund Provides Nearly $140,000 of Musician Relief

After Years of Rebuilding, We Now Move Forward

The President’s Message

As we settle into the holiday season for 2022 (and are looking at some serious COLD this week), it is a good time to reflect on the work we have done and make plans for the new year in front of us. I am pleased that we can now look forward again: move beyond daily …read more

Casa Mañana Musicians Ratify New 5 Year CBA

On December 14, the Musicians of the Casa Mañana ratified a five-year agreement running from September 2021 through August 2026. This comes after many months of tense negotiations and a tempestuous year marked by a dispute over the use of recorded tracks in the company’s production of Matilda the Musical last February.  Upon the Union’s …read more

Medical Emergency? Bill Collins Fund May Be Able Help

Please let us Know if You Know a Member Who Needs Assistance

Musicians can be the most vulnerable people in the world when health crises occur. Even a short illness can cost a musician critical income beyond the actual costs of health care. Many Local 72-147 musicians have benefited from assistance from the Bill Collins …read more


Why to file your contracts and pay your work dues on your free-lance gigs
I have written before about the importance of protecting yourself by using and filing a union contract for your free-lance gigs (all of our previous electronically published articles and columns are archived on this website). Sometimes the Local or the AFM can help in a situation where there wasn’t a signed contract …read more

Announcing the 2023 TX AFL_CIO Scholarships

Applications Due by January 31, 2023 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 the Texas AFL-CIO and the Tarrant County Central …read more

Negotiation Reports

Local 72-147 has been negotiating with nearly every employer with which it has an agreement constantly, dealing not only with wages and working conditions but with safety and health protocols unique to the times. Click HERE for reports on contract settlements as well as updates for ongoing negotiations.

Recent Agreements:
Casa Manana

Current Negotiations:
Broadway Dallas
Waco Symphony


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Audition Notices:

Fort Worth Symphony: Section First Violin

Dallas Symphony: Associate Principal & E-Flat Clarinet

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