Calling for submissions Lions Park Summer Concerts

The City of Kingston in joint partnership are looking for submissions for summer concerts at Lion’s Park. We have approximately 9 positions to fill and if funding permits a further 8. If you have a band or are a solo musician that would like to be considered for selection please download and fill out the following form and send via email to


Deadline extended to May 5th

The concerts are held at Lions Civic Gardens on two nights- Wednesday and Sunday, a Live Performance Contract is used and union rates under clause 1C Miscellaneous Engagements apply plus 3% pension (5% work dues). Temporary membership is a requirement. (Approx $6.50/musician). Please contact the office for further details on rates or go to the members page of this website.

We are looking for a variety of music: big bands, swing bands, children’s performers, country, light classical, variety, pop, ethnic, soloists. Submitting does not guarantee a placement funds are still in question so musicians will be contacted by the secretary to offer dates.


Orchestra Kingston is a 40 (+) member community orchestra located in Kingston, Ontario, approaching our 10th season of serving our community with 4 (or more) concerts per season. We are a Not-For-Profit registered Charity under the direction of a Board of Directors and employ a professional Music Director and several Principal chairs. We are currently searching to fill the Principal 2nd Violin position for the 2017/2018 season.
The candidate for this position will have achieved mastery in their field as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral performer. The individual possesses interpretive skills and instincts developed through performance experience, inquisitiveness about what composers intended in their music, and a fundamental ability to relate that intent to musicians and audiences.
The candidate we hope to find will be a confident leader and mentor, willing to commit to weekly rehearsals, occasional dress rehearsals and will participate in 4 (or more) concerts each season.
Responsibilities include reviewing all music repertoire to be performed by the second violin section and provide bowings and general instructions to the section members.
Remuneration is $2000 for the 2017/2018 season (based on approximately 40 services).
Applications are invited; please send resumes to Orchestra Kingston General Manager, PO Box 382, Kingston ON K7L 4W2 or email:

General Meeting Notice

Kingston Musicians’ Union is holding its General Meeting on 26th March at 2pm. Meeting will be held at The Royale 2465 Princess St Kingston. Light refreshments, coffee and Tea will be provided and a cash bar will be open. Come along and hear about how your union is working for its members. Discussions on the summer activities, meeting your new board, learn about our pension fund, changes to our tariffs will all be on our agenda

Membership Drive Until March 2017!

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!

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Kingston Musicians is having a membership drive!

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!