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As a union member, you are entitled to all the benefits offered by Union Plus, including bargains for the home, savings on prescription drugs and other health costs, auto insurance, legal services, discounts on computers and technology, as well as discounts on travel and recreation. You are also eligible for an AFL-CIO endorsed credit card, with an average rate 2% below the national average, no annual fee, and a unique, valuable Member Advocacy Program. For more information, please visit Union Plus at:

Union Plus Scholarships


Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $3.4 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Over 2,200 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation.

We are The Professional Musicians of Central New York, but we answer to several different names – CNY Musicians, American Federation of Musicians – Local 78 or Local 78 – AFM, and most often, the Musicians’ Union.

As a fraternal organization, an important part of our mission is to provide support and assistance to our members in securing performing engagements and in negotiating agreements with presentors and purchasers of live music. But we are much more than that. As part of the world's largest international entertainment union based in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto, we are able to offer an unmatched array of member benefits, services and a vast support network, in cooperation with metropolitan and regional Locals located throughout the United States and Canada.

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Hire Live Music

By virtue of our working relationship with the top professional musicians in Central New York and throughout North America, we are also uniquely positioned to provide an important link between our members and the diverse musical interests of the community and the public in general.Through our free two-way referral service, we are able to assist both performing artsits and live music consumers to find the right music for each and every special event.There is never a charge to either our members or the music purchaser for this essential service..



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Music Helps Learning

Researchers have found the first evidence that young children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory over the course of a year compared to children who do not receive musical training.