News, Events & Opinion


Category: Events, Performances

Season Opening: Bernstein Centennial featuring music from West Side Story and the Symphony Tacoma Voices Bernstein:  Overture to Candide Bernstein: On The Waterfront Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Bernstein: Suite No. 2 … Read more

4th Quarter General Membership Meeting

Category: Events, Meetings

MEMBERS: Please join us. You are the union and we value your input. NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS Association: Nominations for officer and delegate positions will be the first order of business at the October General … Read more

Offices Closed – Monday Oct. 9

Category: Events, Holiday

We will be closed in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Top 10 Things To Bring To An Outdoor Wedding Gig

Category: Members, Opinion

Summer’s almost gone. And I was busy! It comes as no surprise that harpists find a fair amount of private gigs during the summer months, particularly weddings. Even though it’ll be quite a few … Read more

Getting Started Teaching Private Music Lessons

Category: Opinion, Teaching

Almost all performing musicians have taught private music lessons at some point in their career and many never stop teaching lessons until they retire. Teaching can be rewarding both emotionally and financially but starting … Read more

The Road To Playing Solo Guitar

Category: Members, Opinion

My first guitar, was a hand-me-down from my older sister. It wasn’t really playable, but as a kid, it was great for pretending. Later on, as I learned to play, I was given a … Read more

Choosing Music For Your Wedding Ceremony

Category: Members, Opinion

When it comes to planning music for your wedding it can be overwhelming! There are so many options to consider from hiring a DJ to using a premade play list from your smart phone … Read more

Useful Contract Information for Your Cover Band

Category: Opinion

A continuing trend among venues that host public concerts is to place language in their contracts restricting the music an artist performs to a specific Performance Rights Organization’s (PRO) catalog or requiring the artist … Read more

Sign the Petition

Category: Opinion

Avatar Studios is a valued part of the musical community, but they don’t treat their staff with the dignity and respect they deserve. It’s been 9 months since Avatar staff overwhelmingly voted to join … Read more

Wedding Music

Category: News

Congratulations On Your Upcoming Wedding! Music is an integral part of your ceremony and reception and we would love to help you find the perfect musicians for your special day. Please take a look … Read more