Member Profiles

Why did you join AFM Local 655?

Being given my first opportunity to work as a professional union musician in south Florida in 1975, I still believe that it is essential for musicians to be members of the AFM in order to secure professional compensation, pension benefits, superior working conditions and recognition for their years of training and artistic talent. Even today, I strongly believe there is no better professional organization for musicians that the AFM union. I am proud to say I have been a member throughout my entire musical career.

Tell us About Yourself:

Mark Hill is a pianist and keyboard/synthesizer player who has worked since 1975 for what is now the Broadway in Miami, Broadway in Fort Lauderdale and Kravis on Broadway series. Mark specializes in having excellent sight-reading skills for keyboard parts, piano-conductor scores and is a skilled accompanist for ensembles, soloists and orchestras. Mark is a graduate of the Frost School of Music at University of Miami in Music Theory & Composition and has taught there under a graduate teaching assistantship as well as teaching music theory and electronic music at New World School of the Arts. Among many national touring companies, Mark has performed as a keyboardist for shows such as West Side Story, Evita, A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, The King and I, Pippin, Annie & Porgy and Bess in the Grammy award-winning complete uncut version with the Houston Grand Opera production under conductor John DeMain.