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An Overview of What We Do

About the TMA

The Toronto Musicians' Association, Local 149 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) is the Professional Association for musicians in the greater Toronto Area. Founded in 1887 the Toronto Musicians' Association received the charter as the Toronto area Local of the AFM on June 15, 1901.

A member driven association of 3,500 members, the Toronto Musicians' Association represents professional musicians in all facets of music in the greater Toronto area. In our concert halls, theatres, clubs, at private parties, on radio, television, film and recordings you hear the members of the Toronto Musicians' Association whenever you listen to music. Dedicated to the development of musical talent and skills the Toronto Musicians' Association has for the past 100 years fostered the opportunity through the collective efforts of our members for professional musicians to live and work in dignity.

An Overview of What We Do

Joining the TMA is one important step towards a successful professional career. The TMA understands that musicians are independent business people as well as creative artists and we are here to help you succeed. Our experience and support can help you achieve your goals.

A few benefits of membership

  • Legal protection, assistance and advice
  • Access to working visas for the U.S.
  • Instrument insurance
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Public relations and marketing advice or assistance
  • Music industry contacts
  • Regular work benefits, including access to pension plans
  • Buyers directed to you from our referral service
  • Other advantages of our benefits package

If these benefits would be advantageous to your musical career, you should call the TMA!

To have an application mailed or faxed to you

Fee Structure:
Initiation fee is $225
Thereafter, members pay $63.75per quarter
Full year before Feb. 1:  $235
After Feb. 1:  $255

Download Forms:
TMA Application Form: tma_application_form.pdf
Download New Member Document (Word document): tma_new_member.doc
Download Instrument List (pdf): tma_instruments.pdf
Download Complete Package (all of the above) (.zip file): tma_new_member.zip

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