Join Us

Join Our Organization

Step 1: Contact the Local 3 offices with any questions


Step 2: Join online or mail in your application. Mail in the application with the appropriate amount according to the Dues Structure section

Option 1: Join online through the AFM website.

Option 2: Download and complete the application. English / Spanish


Step 3: Fill out the forms (they’re easy) and send them in. Better yet, stop by. We want to meet you!

Contact Local 3 via email to join

Dues Structure

Regular Membership

  • Paid annually – $165
  • Paid quarterly – $45

Life Membership

  • Paid annually – $82.50
  • No Quarterly option

Initiation Fees

  • Local initiation fee – $50 – one time fee applies to all new members
  • Federation (AFM) initiation fee – $65 – one time fee applies only if not already a member of another AFM Local


Membership in an Organized Community of Musicians:

Membership in the Indianapolis Musicians makes you part of a strong community of musicians united in the cause of advancing the lives of musicians.

Contracts…Legal Protection for the Professional Musician:

Customized Contracts are available at Local 3 for most kinds of performing and recording engagements. Contract enforcement is handled through the Union Privilege Legal Service.

Directory of Musical Groups:

Local 3 provides a list of organized groups and soloists which is available on the Web, mailed or faxed to inquiring potential employers. As a member, you can benefit from an optional listing in this directory.

International Musician Newspaper:

Every month, members receive the highly respected music industry publication of the AFM, THE INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN. This newspaper covers the players, the issues and the innovations of the international music scene as well as Federation news and commentary. Four times a year, you’ll also receive the Indianapolis Musicians newsletter.

Rehearsal Hall:

The Local 3 hall is available for members, evenings and weekends for rehearsals and recitals.

Instrument and Equipment Insurance:

Covers instruments and equipment for theft and damage at home and on the road.

Toll-free Road Help:

When you’re on the road, far from home, and a gig goes bad – – The Federation’s Emergency Traveling Assistance Program is there to help bail you out.

Other Benefits and Services include:

  • Your name listed in the Membership Directory
  • Credit Union
  • Pension Fund

Local 3 is responsible for the standards and services that most affect your every day professional life.

If you are interested in membership, call Indianapolis Musicians at 317-636-3595, contact us via email or complete the PDF application.

Membership Application: English / Spanish