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.

  • James Pytko - Financial Assistant

    James Pytko

    James Pytko is an avid performer and educator in the SF Bay Area. He is the Second/Bass Clarinetist of Opera San Jose and during the summer, he is the Principal Clarinet of the Utah Festival of Opera and Musical Theater. James has also performed with Symphony Silicon Valley, Sphinx Symphony, Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, and many other bay area ensembles. James has taught clarinet at CSU Stanislaus and UC Santa Cruz, and now maintains a full private studio. His primary teachers were Richie Hawley, Carmine Campione, Scott Andrews and Naomi Drucker.

  • Hannah Kuhn - Lead Organizer

    Hannah Kuhn

    Hannah Kuhn is a freelance cellist and organizer coming to us from Tennessee. She brings experience from organizing to set standards with fellow freelance musicians, as well extensive time in state/local policy and community organizing. While in Chattanooga, Hannah served as AFM Local 80’s Delegate to the Local Area Labor Council and served as Record Secretary on the Executive Committee from 2018-2021. When she isn’t organizing or playing cello, Hannah spends her time hunting mushrooms, enjoying dystopia/utopia novels, and being with friends.

  • 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.