Atlanta Federation of Musicians is Local 148-462 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada – the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.
Every day AFM helps thousands of musicians — negotiating fair agreements, protecting ownership of recorded music, securing benefits such as health care and pension, or lobbying our legislators. AFM is committed to raising industry standards and placing the professional musician in the foreground of the cultural landscape.
Organized in 1901, the Atlanta Federation of Musicians is a significant chapter of the AFM representing about 1,000 musicians throughout central Georgia, including the metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus and Macon.
Atlanta Federation of Musicians Members
Our professional members perform every imaginable style of music – including blues, classical, country, ethnic/world music, hip-hop, jazz, rap, rock, soul.
Indigo Girls, Edwin McCain, R.E.M – as well as supporting musicians for Aretha Franklin, Big Boi Black Dada, Cee-Lo, Dream, Fantasia, GoodieMob, Gretchen Wilson, Gucci Mane, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Lil Jon, Outkast, Parental Advisory, Playaz Circle, Raheem DeVaughn, Rehab, Rhianna, Ronald Isley, Sugarland, Temptations, Third Day, TLC, Tony Rich, Usher and Whitney Houston
Allstate, Coca Cola, Georgia Lottery, GEICO, McDonald’s, Proctor & Gamble, Shuler Hensley Awards
CHAMBER GROUPS: Amati Chamber Music, Atlanta Chamber Players
ORCHESTRAS: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, African-American Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlanta Lyric Theater Orchestra, Atlanta Opera Orchestra, Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, Carroll Symphony Orchestra, Cobb Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Gainesville Symphony Orchestra, Macon Symphony Orchestra
MUSICALS: Alliance Theater, Broadway Across America
FREELANCE: Hundreds of instrumentalists, singers, conductors, and arrangers performing engagements in every imaginable venue: night clubs, concert stages, restaurants, hotels, recording studios, country clubs, churches, theatrical productions, convention halls, concerts as well as for private functions like parties and weddings.
Atlanta Federation of Musicians
551 Dutch Valley Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
800-854-5178 toll free
Office Manager Shellee Minella
President John Head
Vice President Dave Hanson
Vice President James Patterson
Secretary Christina Caterino
EXECUTIVE BOARD 2012-14
Andrew W. Cox