Financial assistance for Local 1 musicians affected by the Coronavirus

The Executive Board of Local 1 has created interest-free loans for any member in good standing who may be in need. If you did not receive the email containing links to the guidelines and application please email Carol Dunevant. Members who do not have email addresses on file should have received a hard copy of the documents.

Cincinnati Musicians Association  AFM Local 1

Welcome to the website of the Cincinnati Musicians Association, Local 1 of the American Federation of Musicians. Since 1881 this organization has been the source for the finest professional musicians in the Midwest.

Members of the CMA make up the personnel of top performance ensembles in the region, such as, The Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, the Blue Wisp Band and many other well-known groups. Membership represents every style of music!

If you are looking for a private teacher you can check out potential instructors right from this site. If you are looking to book one or more professional musicians please contact us and we can assist you. By using a member of AFM Local 1 you can rest assured that the music at your next event will be performed by the best in the region. Our members are happy to work with you to help create the perfect performance.

You can find us on Facebook (Cincinnati Musicians Association).

Find a Teacher

Many of our members maintain private teaching studios. If you are looking for a private teacher be sure to check our private teacher list. You will find information about rates, level of students, location of lessons, and biographical information on the teacher.


If you have any questions about the Cincinnati Musicians Association please email or call 513-241-0900. Emails will be forwarded to the appropriate officer or Trustee that can answer your questions.

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