Donate to musicians who have been affected by the COVID-19 virus and/or Wildfires

Many members have lost their income from playing and teaching. They run the risk of losing their homes or healthcare due to their inability to pay. If you have the means to help, please consider donating here. Your donations are not tax-deductible but they will be held in a special fund allocated to our members in need. Thank you for your generosity.


Musicians Union Local 6
116 Ninth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-2603

Telephone: 415-575-0777
Fax: 415-863-6173

Office Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Dues Department closes at 3:30pm


  • Katie Curran - Assistant Secretary – Treasurer (Casual Rates)

    Katie Curran

    Katie Curran is an active freelance musician based in San Francisco and currently serves as Principal Trombone of Opera San Jose. She has also held positions with the Santa Cruz County Symphony, the Vallejo Symphony, the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, and the Huntsville Symphony, and has served as an extra with the San Francisco Symphony and the San Francisco Opera. In addition, she has held several positions in arts administration, working at the SF Conservatory, the Aspen Music Festival and School, and serving as General Manager of the Lexington Philharmonic in Kentucky from 2014-2016. In her spare time, she likes traveling, backpacking, and cooking.

  • Cheryl Fippen - Bookkeeping

    Cheryl Fippen

    Cheryl’s background includes a career as an orchestral and musical theatre cellist, member of many Players’ Committees, and Vice-President Emerita of the Regional Orchestra Players’ Association.  She also has experience in accounting and financial planning, areas that are more applicable to the job here at Local 6.  If you have questions about Death Benefits, Beneficiary Cards, MPTF, billings for Musical News and Directory, or the Petrillo Fund, call Cheryl.  “It’s fun keeping in touch with musicians from a different perspective.”

  • Lori Ponton Rodriguez - Treasury Department, Membership

    Lori Ponton Rodriguez

    Lori Ponton Rodriguez, Assistant Treasurer, dues payments and winner of her family’s tickle-fests, started her musical studies at the age of eight and now is an accomplished woodwind player.