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.

  • Lori Ponton Rodriguez - Assistant Treasurer, Membership

    Lori Ponton Rodriguez

    Why should you contact me?

    Contact me to help you to join the membership, pay dues, resign or reinstate your membership, death benefit, member benefits and preliminary personal pension questions.

    Lori is a freelance musician on saxes, clarinet and flute.  She studied music performance at the University of Nevada-Reno and also honed her skills with the working professionals in the Reno Tahoe area, Las Vegas, and the Bay Area.  Some of the groups and headliners she has performed with are The Temptations, The Four Tops, The O’Jays, The Reno Philharmonic, Reno Sax Quartet, various jazz orchestras and was a founding member of the Reno Jazz Orchestra, Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr., Bernadette Peters and others, and various musical theater productions.

  • 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

    Why should you contact me?

    You can contact me for many reasons: to get a workshop organized, to plug-in to an active organizing committee, if you are interested in servicing as a Labor Council Delegate, and more!

    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

  • Roman Fukshansky - Electronic Media Specialist

    Roman Fukshansky

    Roman Fukshansky has a diverse background that spans multiple facets of the music industry. As a performer, Roman holds the principal clarinet position with the Berkeley Symphony and Symphony Napa Valley, and in the summers performs as a member of the Sun Valley Music Festival Orchestra in Idaho. He has also performed as a guest with the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera Orchestra, as well as having performed with virtually all of the professional orchestras and ensembles throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Roman has also participated in numerous music festivals, presented masterclasses, and was the original co-founder of the esteemed consortium Ensemble San Francisco.

    As an educator, Roman serves as collegiate faculty at UC Santa Cruz, and has previously held faculty positions at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division, CSU Stanislaus, and San Jose State University.

    As an arts administrator Roman has served as Director of Operations for Symphony San Jose, and as Executive Director of the San Jose Youth Symphony and the Vallejo Symphony Orchestra.

    Roman received his music education at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (BM), University of Southern California (MM), and the Manhattan School of Music (Professional Diploma in Orchestral Performance). Additionally, Roman received his JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law, and has worked for the law firms Walker, Hamilton, Kearns, LLP, and Gilson, Daub, LLP.

    In September, Roman joined the Local 6 team as Assistant to the President and Electronic Media Specialist. When he is not assisting our members, he spends time with his wife, Olga, their four children Natan, Ari, Abigail, and Hannah, and their neurotic coonhound, Alfie.