Austin Federation of Musicians


AFM Fair Play Fair Pay

  March 17, 2018  

While radio used to be one of the only ways we could hear music, times have changed. The explosive growth of streaming services, combined with the diversity of listening options have transformed the music landscape. Yet, the current laws governing…

Artistry of Music

  March 2, 2018  

Artistry of Music was founded by timpanist, educator, programmer, and AFM Local 433 Member Tony Edwards. Artistry of Music helps musicians and music programs create a professional web presence and manage the administrative tasks that come along with this profession.…

Free Tax Workshop For Union Members

  March 2, 2018  

Date: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Location: 4818 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 300, Austin, TX 78741 (Located in the IBEW Building)   The Austin Federation of Musicians is sponsoring a **FREE** Tax Workshop for UNION MEMBERS. Lisa Sretenevic,…


  February 6, 2018  

Austin Music Foundation is hosting their 4th annual music community expo where professionals in the music industry can come learn about the resources and services that are available to them in the Austin area. With nearly 12+ nonprofit organizations in…

2017 Congratulatory Year for Local 433 Fiddler Player

  November 15, 2017  

David Varnado began playing fiddle at the age of 4.  By the time he turned 12, he was playing in clubs.  Over the many years, David’s love for the fiddle in Cajun, Country and Texas Swing has served him well. …

KOOP 91.7 FM features Austin Federation of Musicians!

  October 24, 2017  

  The Austin Federation of Musicians was invited to do a PSA at KOOP 91.7 FM. Check it out here. A special thank you to KOOP Radio for supporting AFM Local 433!

Austin Jazz Workshop’s “Songs of the American Spirit”

  October 11, 2017  

Austin Jazz Workshop Presents 24th Season 115 Campuses to Receive “Songs of the American Spirit” The Austin Jazz Workshop, a nonprofit group of professional musicians dedicated to jazz performance in central Texas public schools, will visit 33,000 area youths in…

Bud Light Summer Live Series Benefiting Austin Federation of Musicians

  July 19, 2017  

Bud Light Austin Presents Summer Live Series Featuring Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears Date: July 20th, 2017 Location: Austin American Statesman 305 S Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78704 Time: Happy Hour on the Patio: 5:00pm-7:00pm Doors: 7:00pm Concert: 8:00pm-11:00pm…

Local 433 Fiddle Player Wins 3rd Award

  June 29, 2017  

Congratulations to AFM Local 433 Member David Varnado on your Most Honorable Musician award from the State of Texas! This is David’s 3rd award this year. David has performed with Ty England, Trick Pony, Neil McCoy, Johnny Paycheck, Garth Brooks,…

Austin Jazz Workshop Presents George Gershwin

  March 15, 2016  

The Austin Jazz Workshop is led by Mike Mellinger. Barton Hills Elementary School. Feb, 2016. ‘Fascinating Rhythm’ written by Ira and George Gershwin. Video produced by Gavin Tabone.