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Posted October 18, 2022 by

The Vancouver Musicians’ Association, Local 145 of the American Federation of Musicians is the largest Musicians’ Association in Western Canada representing and advocating, for over 121 years, the interests of professional musicians employed throughout mainland British Columbia. Our 1500 plus mem...


Eleanor Collins

Posted February 28, 2022 by

In her 103rd year, our Vancouver music community’s legendary Eleanor Collins has been honored with a Canada Post stamp commemorating her lifetime of musical and personal achievements. Previously, on her 95th birthday, Ms. Collins was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada. Artist David Bell...


Member Focus - Roger Cole

Posted August 03, 2021 by

We recently sat down with Roger Cole, who has been a VMA member for over 43 years. Roger was appointed Principal Oboist of the Vancouver Symphony by Maestro Kazuyoshi Akiyama in 1976. At age 22 he was the youngest principal player of the VSO. At his retirement, he was the oldest principal player....


Black History Month Tribute

Posted February 19, 2021 by

Because of the profound cultural and historical effects of Prohibition in the United States, similar movements elsewhere and their own cultural and historical effects have been all too easy to overlook. In Canada, a generally shorter (though in many ways more complicated) Prohibition predated pos...