Urgent Notice: Wage/Scale Meeting

September 5th, 2017 by AFM Houston

Due to unforeseen circumstances,

the Annual Wage/Scale & Bylaws meeting

Scheduled for September 11, 2017,

will be postponed to a later date.

Thank you, Lovie Smith-Wright, President

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Member Spotlight

July 13th, 2017 by AFM Houston

Local 65-699 News Flyer Vol 2 No1 by Cynthia Orta_Page_1

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Welcome to Local 65-699 TianYang Liu

May 23rd, 2017 by AFM Houston

Tianyang Liu

TianYang Liu Biography

Chinese-born double bassist TianYang Liu has won national attention for winning top prize and the best performance of a required new work in the 2013 ISB Solo Competition; San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition Winner in 2013 (the first bassist to win in the history of the competition); Grand Prize of the 2012 International Double Bass Competition in Singapore; Second Prize of the 2010 CSO Young Artists’ String Competition; Honorary Prize and the Audience Favorite Award in 2010 Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition and University of North Texas Concerto Competition Winner in 2010. He frequently appears in solo performances in the United States and Asia, giving performances and master classes at international festivals and conservatories. Mr. Liu has performed as soloist with University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. He appeared on “Performance Today” on NPR. In showing the capabilities of the double bass, NPR declared”…Liu and his flying fingers…are more than up to the challenge!

Mr. Liu was born into a musical family and began his musical training at three years old. He studied violin with his mother. When he was four years old, he already presented incredible music talent. He received a special honorary award from the Violin Competition in Chang Sha. His double bass training form eleven years old with his father. Mr. Liu received a B.A. from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing; Double Bass Artist Certificate from University of North Texas and an M.M. from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Also, He was the first double bassist invited to be a candidate for Rice University, Shepherd School of Music’s most prestigious Artist Diploma in the history. which he was awarded in May 2017. His primary instructors were Paul Ellison, Scott Pingel, Jeff Bradetich, Jun Xia Huo, Da Fu and Zhen An Yang. Mr. Liu’s primary performance instrument was built by Angelo del Toppani in 1736.


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About Local 65-699

Local 65-699, American Federation of Musicians
Houston, TX
Chartered October 22, 1897

5771 Enid, Houston, Texas 77009
Office: (713) 236-8676
Toll Free: (800) 965-9465
Fax: (713) 236-8671

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-4:00PM