CFM - chicago federation of musicians
Symphonic and Opera Musicians
 
    Members of the Chicago Federation of Musicians preform in some of the finest symphonic and opera ensembles in North America. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Grant Park Orchestra as well as the Elgin Symphony, the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chicago Opera Theater, the Lake Forest Symphony, Chamber Opera Chicago, the Northwest Indiana Symphony and many other orchestras throughout the region. Below are links to ensembles working under CFM agrreements, as well as links to organizations, conferences and various resources that maybe helpful to symphonic and opera musicians.


Ensembles
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Grant Park Orchestra
Ravinia Festival
Chamber Opera Chicago
Chicago Opera Theater
Chicago Sinfonietta
Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Joffrey Ballet
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
Lake Forest Symphony
New Philharmonic
Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra

Organizations/Conferences
American Federation of Musicians
AFM-EP Fund
AFM-EPW Fund/Canada
Recording Artists Royalties
Sound Recording Special Payments Fund
International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians
Regional Orchestra Players' Association
The Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians
National Endowment for the Arts
Grants at the National Endowment for the Arts
Illinois Arts Council
Illinois Arts Alliance
League of American Orchestras

Magazines/Journal
American String Teachers Association
Journal of String Research/University of Arizona

Resources
Classical Recordings
ArkivMusic.com

Local Media
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Sun Times
The Daily Herald
Chicago Reader
The Illinois Entertainer
Insider Publications (North side)
WFMT/Public Radio
WTTW/Public Television
WDCB/Public Radio
WYCC/Public Television

Government
City of Chicago
State of Illinois
Small Business Administration

Labor Organizations
American Federation of Musicians
Chicago Federation of Labor
AFL-CIO National
AFL-CIO Illinois

Public Transportation
The Regional Transportation Authority
Chicago Transportation Authority
Metra/Rail Transportation
 
Musicians Links
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Red ArrowTheater Musicians
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Red ArrowSymphonic and Opera Musicians
Red ArrowArtsTour & Live Music
 
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