The AFM is the national labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada, and Local 586’s s parent organization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TMA is a player conference of the AFM representing musicians who perform with Broadway shows and theatrical productions.
Local 33 represents the members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and musicians in Tucson and Southern 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.