One is the loneliest number

NEW MEMBERS: If you are a full- or part-time musician, it is to your advantage to belong to the only organization that truly represents the interests of musicians and performers – the American/Canadian Federation of Musicians! For details on the numerous benefits and services the HMG has to offer professional musicians, please read the Membership Benefits page.

To apply for membership, download the PDF form below, complete it, print it, sign and mail/email it to the HMG office ( Please see the New Member Fee structure below.

Download the membership application form: English French

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to supporting you in your career as a professional musician!



Annual Dues (per person)Join as a group (2 or more) and we’ll waive the Initiation Fees!)
1) Annual Dues$ 180.00 Regular
2) LIF – Local Initiation Fee$ 40.00
3) FIF – Federation initiation Fee$ 65.00
TOTAL FEES for New members$ 285 Regular $ 180 per new member when 2 or more join together
All Dues are Tax-Deductible

Four Options for Payment of Membership Dues

  1. Payment by INTERAC eTransfer

The easiest way to pay your dues is by eTransfer. The Payee is “Hamilton Musicians’ Guild” and our email address is Please write your names in the Comments/Message section (so we’ll know who the payment is for.) You will receive an PDF receipt showing your membership expiry date, and a paper copy with your new membership card will be mailed out the same day.

2. Payment by Cash or Cheque at the Guild Office

You can pay in person at the Guild office (20 Hughson Street South, Suite 811, Hamilton, Ontario) by cash or cheque payable to the “Hamilton Musicians’ Guild”. You will receive your membership card and a receipt for dues paid on the spot at the office. We’ll also check to make sure your contact information is up-to-date.

  1. Mail Cheque to Guild Office

You can mail a cheque payable to the “Hamilton Musicians’ Guild” (mail to Hamilton Musicians’ Guild, 20 Hughson Street South, Suite 811, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2A1). Your membership card and a receipt for dues paid will be mailed to the address we have on file.

  1. Pay online by Visa or MasterCard

Complete the online form at (select Local293 Hamilton Musicians’ Guild on the dropdown list) and submit. Note: a 6% fee is added to the Payment Total for credit card payments. A PDF receipt will be emailed to the email address that you supply, and the HMG will mail your membership card and a paper copy of your receipt to you.

Dues are tax deductible.

For further information or questions, please call the Hamilton Musicians’ Guild at 905-525-4040 or email