Now is a great time to join Kingston’s Local 518.
If you are a professional freelance musician looking for an organization that knows the business of music look no further than the American and Canadian Federation of Musicians. We are the world’s largest entertainment union of professional musicians serving musicians for over 120 years in every musical work place. In Canada, we offer our members services that help to get royalties, visas for travel to the US, contract protection, claims on defaults, emergency travel assistance, special payments, a great pension plan, just to mention a few. It’s too good to miss out and its affordable too!
Here in Kingston’s Local, for a short time only, you can save on joining fees so don’t miss this opportunity join today!
Only $165 for your annual membership!
Yes that means that there will be great savings on joining up with the the world’s largest entertainment union of professional musicians. Over 80,000 strong, we perform all styles of music- rock, Latin, classical, gospel, jazz, blues, country, folk, big band, reggae,- avant-garde or traditional, sacred or secular. we perform and record the music the world wants to hear.
As an AFM member there are many services available that have been tailored to meet the needs of the working musician. Whether you are a travelling musician, a symphony player, a freelance musician, an educator, in need of instrument insurance, pension, even a credit card, looking to collect royalties, contracts, a booking agent, electronic media services, or immigration services, we have it all covered!
Our own Canadian office offers specialized services and help for Canadians, there is the Film Musicians Secondary markets Fund, Sound Recording Special payments Fund, Emergency Travel Assistance program and as a member of the American and Canadian Federation of Musicians you are among an elite membership of musicians that include members like Taylor Swift, Willie Nelson, Diana Krall, Dave Grohl, The Tragically Hip, The Mahones, Serena Ryder (KMU 518), Yo-Yo Ma, Bruce Springsteen, the advantages are too great to miss out! Contact our office or come out and meet us in person at the Kingston Ontario Music Conference October 22nd at Portsmouth Harbour. There you can talk to experts from the Kingston and Canadian office, MROC and others from the music business.
It’s a great time to be a member! Join today!
General Meeting Notice
Tuesday 30th August 2016
7:00pm – 9:00pm
2485 Princess St
The office will be open for business
Tuesday-Thursday 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Monday and Friday please contact Sue via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 613 484 3554
A position has become vacant at Centauri Summer Arts Camp in the Niagara Region.
“We are looking for a music professional able to teach for us for 3 weeks this August. The emphasis is “Rock, Jazz, Blues & Pop”, helping young musicians as they form bands and create original songs for a concert on the final day”.
To see the job posting Centauri Job Posting 2016
USCIS has proposed a 42% fee increase to the I-129 petition related to the P and O permits for artists/entertainers/athletes. For more information: Changes to Cost of P2 4th May 2016
Evan Mitchell | Music Director
ANNOUNCES THE FOLLOWING VACANCY TO BE FILLED
BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
(one-year leave replacement)
National auditions will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Harrison-LeCaine Hall, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.
Season: September to April, with some summer services
Approximately 65 – 70 services
Compensation: $11,800 per year plus travel, if applicable
The musicians of the Kingston Symphony are members of the Canadian Federation of Musicians.
Deadline for applications is April 29, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Interested applicants, please send a resume to:
Linda Craig, Personnel Manager
Kingston Symphony Association
P.O. Box 1616
Kingston, ON K7L 5C8
Fax: (613) 546-8580
Excerpts will be emailed upon receipt of resume
When: Saturday April 23rd 2016
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00pm
Light refreshments tea and coffee will be available
Where: Royale Place Retirement Residence – Kingston, 2485 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7M 3G1
In order to best serve our members we encourage you to attend these events. Come support your board, learn how the CFM is working for its members, congratulate our newest Life Members.
There is a significant increase in the processing time for P2 applications.
The time count is 100 calendar days!
If you are submitting an application that falls in Vermont Service Center’s jurisdiction – they are processing regular files in approximately 80 plus days once the package arrives at the Vermont center. If your file falls in the VSC jurisdiction – consider Premium Processing.
We strongly advise that if you are going to submit a P2 application through the Canadian office allow at least 4 -5 months in advance or use the premium package.
Please make sure you check for updates posted at the CFM site