American Federation of Musicians - The AFM is the national labor union representing professional muscians in the United States and Canada, and Local 586's s parent organization.

Arizona Opera - American Federation of Musicians, Local 586 represents the musicians of the Arizona Opera Orchestra. Arizona Opera has been presenting world-class opera productions in Phoenix and Tucson since 1971.

ASU Gammage - Arizona State University's Gammage Auditorium is the home of nationally touring Broadway productions when they come to Phoenix.  AFM, Local 586 represents the local musicians who perform in the pit with these first-rate productions.

International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians (ICSOM) - ICSOM is a player conference of the AFM representing over 4,000 musicians from 51 major orchestras across the United States and Canada.  The Phoenix Symphony is a member of ICSOM. 

The Phoenix Symphony - American Federation of Musicians, Local 586 is proud to represent the musicians of The Phoenix Symphony, Arizona's only full-time professional orchestra and Arizona's largest arts organization.

Regional Orchestra Players' Association (ROPA) - ROPA is a player conference of the AFM which represents orchestras from an medium to large operating budget.  The Arizona Opera Orchestra Orchestra is a member of ROPA. 

Theater Musicians' Association (TMA) - TMA is a player conference of the AFM representing musicians who perform with Broadway shows and theatrical productions.

Tucson Federation of Musicians, AFM Local 33 - Local 33 represents the members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and musicians in Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Young Sounds of Arizona - Young Sounds was founded by The Professional Musicians of Arizona, AFM Local 586. This is a wonderful jazz program that provides educational and performance opportunities for extremely talented youth. Their site provides information on the ensemble's performance schedule, auditions, recordings, and much more.

Music Scene AZ - Arizona's premier site for Music Calendar, Venues, Music News, Interviews with Arizona Musicians, and more!


Benefits of Membership

Music Performance Fund

The Music Performance Fund (MPF), a non-profit, tax-exempt public service organization under section 501 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Headquartered in New York City, MPF is the world's largest sponsor of live, admission-free musical programs. Last year, MPF presented over 10,000 performances to the people of the United States and Canada. Millions of people in major U.S. and Canadian cities and villages enjoyed instrumental music of high quality without having to buy a ticket or belong to an organization in order to gain admittance. The Fund was established in 1948 by the recording companies of North America and the American Federation of Musicians as part of their collective bargaining agreement. A small royalty on the sale of some recorded music is contributed to the Fund by signatory recording companies, and these funds are supplemented by co-sponsoring organizations. There is never an admission charge for MPF performances, and its performances cannot be used to raise money, sell merchandise, or promote political or religious events