Theater Musicians Association Chicago

The Theater Musicians Association-Chicago Area Chapter was formed in 1996 to advocate for the concerns and interests of Chicago pit musicians.

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COVID-19 News and Other Resources

The Chicago TMA Board has compiled this list of resources to assist musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Musicians, artists, and the live performance industry are among the most catastrophically affected during this crisis. Due to overwhelming demand, many grants are closing and re-opening periodically. The chapter and board have compiled this list to the best of our ability from a variety of sources and will update as changes occur. The Theatre Musicians Association-Chicago Area Chapter cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. Please stay safe, healthy, and continue to lift each other and our community up and we will get through this together.

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Other Things to Do

Call Congress for COBRA Subsidies

Call Congress at 202-224-3121 to be connected to your representative to ask for funding of COBRA subsidies:

“Hi [Rep], my name is _____ and I am a constituent asking you to include in the next stimulus package a 100% COBRA premium subsidy to ensure those out of work can still afford to remain on their healthcare during this emergency period. In the past, the federal government has subsidized COBRA premiums for workers in times of economic crisis. The unprecedented scale of sudden unemployment during the COVID-19 outbreak calls for immediate action by the federal government to ensure millions of us are not kicked off our health insurance plans during this pandemic. Please take action now. Thank you.”

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Musician Resources

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