Tri-State Musicians' Union

Your Source for Live Music in the Chattanooga area,

Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama


If you are looking for a professional musician or ensemble for your special event, Local 80 can be your source for high quality live music.

Musicians for Hire

Contractors and Musical Groups


PILGRIM CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH seeks a new director of music. The music director ● plays piano and/or organ in Sunday morning services (and occasional extra services such as weddings, funerals, and special events), ● directs the church choir, including rehearsals and Sunday morning warm-up ● and coordinates with church ministers and other worship leaders regarding the selection and preparation of music for the services.

Our ideal candidate is familiar with a diverse range of musical styles. As choir director, we especially seek someone who will go beyond helping people master notes and technical proficiency to include expressing rich musicality and enhancing the musical experience of both the singers and the congregation.

Minimum salary is $10,000 annually, commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send the following to 1. Cover letter and resume 2. 2-3 professional references 3. Sample recordings of music (optional)

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2019. Students are highly encouraged to apply. Finalists will be invited to interview with the search committee, play for the church one Sunday morning, and possibly run a choir rehearsal.

Pilgrim’s mission is to provide the Chattanooga community with a liberal Christian tradition by maintaining a caring, inclusive, and open-minded church where individuals may search for a vision of God and relate the Christian faith to the modern world. We are an inclusive church which recognizes the value of all people in God’s diverse creation regardless of worldly condition, social status, ability, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. For more information, visit our website at ​​.


If you are a talented musician eager to meet others who share your passion for music and are seeking new venues for performance, Local 80 is your local connection to sound professional opportunities. Learn about the Benefits of membership in Local 80 and join today.


Organized: October 19, 1896

AFM members, who number almost 100,000, perform all styles of music—alternative rock, classical, pop, gospel, jazz, country, folk, rock, big band, reggae, contemporary Christian, etc. Some examples of members are: Roberta Flack, Santana, Yo-Yo Ma, Sheila E, Suzanne Vega, The Goo Goo Dolls, Willie Nelson, Confederate Railroad and Branford Marsalis just to mention a few. As you can see, there is a strong and diverse representation of major recording individuals and groups.

The AFM has been promoting and protecting professional musicians for over 120 years. Local 80 has been serving since 1900 (Chartered 1905) and continues to be an effective advocate for musicians’ rights in the workplace (be that a nightclub, a symphony stage, in a recording studio, or on tour). The AFM and Local 80 protect the recorded works musicians produce from being exploited, and protect our members live performances by providing several types of benefit programs that help them to build successful careers.

  • Local 80 of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada