Theatre Musicians Association

The Theatre Musicians Association (TMA) - is a community of theatre musicians and an official Player Conference of the American Federation of Musicians. TMA connects and unites professional theatre musicians from throughout the United States and Canada through advocacy, information sharing, and community. We focus on issues specific to an important segment of the musician community: musicians who play for theatrical productions. TMA members are freelancers, Broadway musicians, regional or local musicians, touring musicians, chairholders, and substitutes/alternates. As theatre musicians, we are a recognized caucus of professsionals whose experience uniquely qualifies us to guide our Union in matters that range from health and safety, wages, working conditions, job security, and displacement by recordings. TMA serves as an information network between theatre musicians and our Union, and among theatre musicians themselves.

The TMA has hosted 26 Annual International Conferences. Our members hail from more than 30 cities, and we continue to grow. We have chapters established in 11 cities and regions: Boston, Chicago, Northern California, Southern California, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Washington DC. Directors for Broadway, Traveling Musicians, and Members-At-Large serve on our Executive Board.Our newsletter: The Pit Bulletin, features contract information, news, and articles of interest to theatre musicians everywhere. We look forward to having you join us and add your voice to those already working toward a better future for theatre musicians.

The "Members Only" section of our website includes the most up-to-date itineraries and instrumentation information for touring shows, our organizational bylaws, useful articles, and a membership directory.