Now is the right time to become an American Federation of Musicians member. From ragtime to rap, from the early phonograph to today's digital recordings, the AFM has been there for its members. And now there are more benefits available to AFM members than ever before, including a multi-million dollar pension fund, excellent contract protection, instrument and travelers insurance, work referral programs and access to licensed booking agents to keep you working.

As an AFM member, you are part of a membership of more than 80,000 musicians. Experience has proven that collective activity on behalf of individuals with similar interests is the most effective way to achieve a goal. The AFM can negotiate agreements and administer contracts, procure valuable benefits and achieve legislative goals. A single musician has no such power.

The AFM has a proud history of managing change rather than being victimized by it. We find strength in adversity, and when the going gets tough, we get creative - all on your behalf.

Like the industry, the AFM is also changing and evolving, and its policies and programs will move in new directions dictated by its members. As a member, you will determine these directions through your interest and involvement. Your membership card will be your key to participation in governing your union, keeping it responsive to your needs and enabling it to serve you better. To become a member now, visit www.afm.org/join.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE AFM



Home » Recent News » Classical Guitarist Renaud Côté-Giguère Named Finalist in Portugal International Guitar Composition Competition


Classical Guitarist Renaud Côté-Giguère Named Finalist in Portugal International Guitar Composition Competition

  -  

Classical guitarist Renaud Côté-Giguère, of Local 406 (Montreal, PQ), was named one of 15 finalists in the Portugal International Guitar Composition Competition, and recently traveled to Seixal, Portugal to participate in the final competition round. Côté-Giguère was the only participant from Canada and one of only two participants from North America.

The first round of the competition was through video recording, while the second and final round occurred in Portugal on January 14. The competition occurred in front of a small crowd and a jury of six well-respected guitarists and composers from Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Serbia, and Portugal.

Côté-Giguère says it was “a great experience to perform alongside some of the best guitar composers in the world. I especially enjoyed discovering the music of the tango guitarist Nacho Eguia and the contemporary Venezualan composer Endel Ranger Vielma.”

Côté-Giguère presented his original composition called “Les années syncopées” (“the syncopated years”). It starts with an introspective movement called “L’heure mécanique,” in which syncopations are treated as irregular surprising rhythms, in a similar manner as rain rhythms. The second movement exploits syncopation in the style of jazz music, with complex meter changes. This movement is called “La Gare” and is inspired by a train rhythm heard in Parry Sound, ON.

Côté-Giguère says he looks forward to keeping in touch with the fellow composers he met during his trip, and he will soon start working on a new solo guitar piece for next year’s competition.







NEWS





https://totoabadi23.com/ abadicash abadislot https://menarampo78.com/ royalbola abadislot abadislot menara368 abadicash vipmaxwin menara368 totoabadi Menara368