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Thank you for your interest in Local 15-286 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. The AFM is the largest organization in the world dedicated to representing the interests of professional musicians. Local 15-286, Toledo, Ohio, represents the musicians of the Toledo Symphony as well as professional musicians in eight northwestern Ohio counties and Monroe County in Michigan. Are you looking for entertainment for your group or corporate venue? Looking to hire a musician or musicians for your club or school? You have come to the right place! Click Here to view our Member Pages.
90,000+ AFM Members
AFM members, who number over 90,000, perform all styles of music—alternative rock, classical, pop, gospel, jazz, country, folk, rock, big band, reggae, contemporary Christian, etc.. With such active members as Bruce Springsteen, Roberta Flack, Santana, Yo-Yo Ma, Sheila E, Suzanne Vega, The Goo Goo Dolls, Willie Nelson, and Branford Marsalis, there is a strong representation of major recording individuals and groups.
The AFM has been promoting and protecting professional musicians for over 110 years. Local 15-286 has been serving the Toledo area musicians since 1996 and continues to be an effective advocate for musicians’ rights in the workplace (be that a nightclub, a symphony stage, in a recording studio, or on tour). The AFM and Local 15-286 protect the recorded works musicians produce from being exploited, and protect our members live performances by providing several types of benefit programs that help them to build successful careers.
Legislation & Awareness
Members of Local 15-286 of the AFM are secure in knowing that their organization is actively lobbying to promote legislation and public awareness that protects musicians’ interests, negotiating collective bargaining agreements with the recording industry, motion picture industry, jingle industry, TV networks, National Public TV and Radio, and providing excellent wages and working conditions for its members.
Who We Are
The objectives and the purposes of the Local Union shall be to unite the professional musicians within its jurisdiction who are eligible for membership without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, to advance the mutual interests and unite the instrumental and vocal portion of the musical profession for the better protection of its members, in general, to enforce good faith and fair dealing between its members, to facilitate speedy adjustment of business disputes, to further the spirit of unionism, to promote and further the social improvement and general welfare of its members and to organize the unorganized professional musicians in its jurisdiction and provide services to such organized professional musicians.