Stephanie O’Keefe has become the first woman president of American Federation of Musicians Local 47, representing 6,000 members in the Los Angeles area.
‘I am honored to be elected president of Local 47,’ she said. ‘It has been a goal of mine for many, many years to be an advocate for my fellow musicians. We are the producers of one of the most valuable commodities on Earth. Music has been an integral part of every culture, in every part of the world, for thousands of years. Yet, somehow, the producers of this commodity are often undervalued, if not completely overlooked. My goal is to bring recognition to the music makers, and dignity to our profession.’