It’s a Great Time to be a Member!
If you are a full-time or part-time musician, it is to your advantage to belong to the only organization that truly represents the interests of musicians and performers. For a detailed explanation of the numerous benefits and services the Musicians’ Association of Hawai’i and the AFM have to offer the professional musician, please read the Membership Benefits page. Once again, mahalo for your interest, and we look forward to the opportunity to support you!
Join online by clicking here or print the application forms (PDF) If you are printing the application, please sign & mail, along with your payment to:
Musicians’ Association of Hawai’i
949 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814
MAH Membership Rates
- Local Initiation Fee (one-time): $100.00
- Federation Initiation Fee (one-time): $65.00*
* If you already belong to a local or have belonged in the past (and resigned in good standing), this fee will be waived. Members joining who are under 21 also do not pay the local & federation initiation fees. Current members who belonged to three or more Locals throughout 2014 can petition the AFM Secretary-Treasurer for a “rebate equal to the per capita dues received by the Federation”.
Dues Structure & Payment Schedules
Our Association operating monies come from two sources: membership dues and work dues.
Whenever you perform a Union job, you pay a small percentage of the minimum wage for that job in work dues, currently 4.5%. If you utilize a payroll service, this is typically set up as an automatic deduction.
New members pay an initiation fee of $165 ($65 to the AFM and $100 to the Local). After the first year, membership dues are $210 per year.
Dues may be paid in full, in six-month increments, or quarterly. The cost for joining for half a year or quarterly is higher; semi-annual membership dues are $110 every 6 months and $57.50 every quarter. Life and Inactive Life Membership dues are $104 per year, and may only be paid on an annual basis.
Annual membership dues for Regular Members, Life Members, and Inactive Life Members are due Jan. 1. Dues must be received by January 31 to avoid suspension. Dues and reinstatement fees must be received by June 30 to avoid expulsion.
Semi-annual membership dues for regular members are due July 1. Dues must be received by July 31 to avoid suspension. Dues and reinstatement fees must be received by Dec. 31 to avoid expulsion.
Quarterly membership dues for regular members are due Jan. 1, Apr. 1, July 1, & Oct. 1. Dues must be received by Jan. 31, Apr. 30, July 31, & Oct. 31 respectively to avoid suspension. Dues and reinstatement fees not received after 6 months will result in expulsion.
Local & Federation initiation fees are waived for new members under 21 years of age.
Need more info? Check out these AFM Brochures (PDF)
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