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The Boston Musicians' Association (BMA) is a labor union representing over 1,600 professional musicians in the Boston metro area and beyond. We work to ensure that musicians have fair wages and economic security, through collective bargaining agreements, wage scales, guaranteed contracts, instrument insurance and a pension fund.

Our members play classical music, jazz, latin, rock to the highest professional standards. We play in the region's professional orchestras, theater pits, religious institutions, night clubs as well as weddings, parties, conventions and ceremonies.

Membership is open to all. We strive to improve our musical community by publishing articles and local news, networking tools, member-driven arts advocacy, labor solidarity and lobbying through our national union. We connect musicians to local audiences with concert calendars, private teacher listings, publicity tools and a referral service.

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Bob Cameron in traditional dress with his bagpipes Bob Cameron


Chartered 3/20/1897
Massachusetts: Boston, Boston Harbor, Arlington, Belmont, Braintree, East Braintree, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Dedham, Everett, Hyde Park, Lexington, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Milton and Blue Hill Reservation, all the Newtons, Quincy, Reading, Revere, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Winchester, Winthrop, and stations WCVB-TV and WFXT-TV in the town of Needham. All of Cape Cod (Barnstable County and Wareham in Plymouth County).

Maine: all of the following counties: Cumberland, Oxford, Somerset, Franklin, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Lincoln, Knox, Sagadahoc, Aroostook, Piscataquis, Penobscot, Washington, Waldo and Hancock.

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