About Us

The London Musicians Association represents a diverse group of established musicians and we provide the best in all types music services. Affiliated with the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, we are a live music resource, and the musician’s advocate.
Our Story

Where It All Began

Our history began in 1896 when musicians gathered in Indianapolis, IN and organized the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) for “any musician who receives pay for [their] musical services.” Initially representing 3,000 members, AFM was granted a charter by the American Federation of Labor (AFL). The London Musicians Association’s charter was established in 1903 as Local 279 of the American Federation of Musicians of United States and Canada (AFM). Over 120 years later, AFM musicians continue standing together to have power. Now we are 80,000 musicians strong playing in orchestras, bands, festivals, clubs and theatres—on Broadway, Mirvish Village, Stratford Festival, and on tour. We also make music for film, TV, commercials and sound recordings.

““The only object of AFM is to bring order out of chaos and to harmonize and bring together all the professional musicians of the country into one progressive body.”
Owen Miller, AFM President 1896

Musician Booking Referral

LMA Music Services

Find the right musicians for your event or project easy and stress free. Our diverse membership provide a wide variety of music styles on demand. Their experience and professionalism removes the difficulties associated with hiring live music. Or if you’re interested in learning how to play music we have many accomplished teachers that play a wide variety of instruments.

Live Music Community

LMA Supported Events

Jazz for the People

Live jazz at the Wolf Performance Hall 7-9pm on the last Wednesday of the month. Co-sponsored by  the Music Performance Fund .

 

Springbank Gardens Concert Series

Summer Sundays 2-4pm featuring a diversity of exceptional local groups. Co-sponsored by the the Music Performance Fund.

 

Jack Richardson London Music Awards

Working closely with the organizers of our city's awards show featuring the best of London's musicians, providing professional advice for local musicians.

 

Wortley Village Jazz & Blues Festival

End of the summer music street festival co-sponsored by the Music Performance Fund.

 

our representatives

LMA Officers

Colin Stewart

President

John Noubarian

Vice-President

Ted Peacock

Secretary-Treasurer

 Executive Board

Tom McInerney

Executive Board

Sandy MacKay

Executive Board

Jim McCormick

Executive Board

Bob Hughes

Executive Board

Don DiCarlo

Executive Board

Rob Weatherstone

Executive Board
JURISDICTION AFM LOCAL 279

All of Lambton, Elgin, and Middlesex Counties. That portion of Huron County lying west of Highway No. 4 and south of and including Bayfield.

Office Location & Hours

 352 Talbot Street, London, ON, N6A 2R6

MON-FRI
11:00am – 3:00pm

PHONE: 519-685-2540

AFM 24-Hour Emergency Assistance

(MEMBERS ONLY)

Within Canada:

CFM Office: 1-800-INFOFED (1-800-463-6333)

Within the USA:

AFM Office 1-800-ROADGIG (1-800-762-3444)

londonmusicians279@gmail.com

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