A local officer since 1998, Tina Morrison served as Secretary-Treasurer for seven years prior to being elected President in 2005. She was appointed to AFM’s Diversity Council in 2001 and has continued as a member since the Council became a standing committee of the Convention in 2003. Tina considers herself to be very much a product of AFM which led to educational opportunities that encouraged her to become a strong voice for musicians in her community. She is active with the Spokane Regional Labor Council and was appointed to serve on the Spokane Arts Commission.
Tina is primarily a freelance bassoonist who helped form and became the leader of a woodwind quintet that performed at weddings, private parties, summer concerts, as well as presenting educational programs at elementary schools throughout the inland northwest. She (bass guitar) and her husband (guitar & vocals) also formed what became a 5-piece rhythm & blues band that worked in venues throughout eastern Washington and northern Idaho. She also has experience as a woodwind doubler for local musical theater productions. Her father was a bassist who performed in big bands and jazz combos and her son is a bassist currently performing with a blues trio.
“The AFM Mission Statement is my guide for representing musicians. All musicians have the opportunity to benefit by working together within the structure of our union. We must be willing to celebrate our differences and work together to gain better working conditions for all musicians. The strength of our community will be grown through inclusion, respect, empathy and solidarity.”