About Us

The Central Florida musicians association was founded in 1924 as “The Musicians Protective Association.” Those were the days when Labor and Management were assumed adversaries by their very nature. However, for the last couple of decades Labor and Management have been making strides towards working together, in order to create more amiable working relationships.

As part of our commitment to this philosophy, the CFMA is an active member of Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) and The Florida Labor Management Conference (FLMC). LERA and FLMC are made up of leaders from Labor and Management who share a common goal of promoting “Progress Through Partnership.” Today, we remain committed to this goal in hopes of building a legacy of trust between parties that will stand the test of time.

We’d love to speak with you personally. Please call us at 407-894-8666 to make an appointment. Note: Our office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. However, on occasion, the office is unattended due to outside business, staffing constraints or holidays, among other things. Our goal is to service the membership 24/7, so for any membership needs you have outside of office hours, please contact Mike or Sam. (Their cell phone numbers are in the directory.)

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Being in the AFM is essential for a professional musician. The AFM helps protect you and helps provide quality and safe performances! It enables you to continue your love of performing while providing you with resources and knowledge of “The Biz!” The pension plan is an awesome benefit which most musicians are grateful for to help with future financial security. The camaraderie of fellow professionals is priceless.

— Carol J. Stein