• American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives through arts advocacy to elevate choral music's position in American society.
  • American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) AMTA's purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession.
  • American Musicological Society (AMS) The American Musicological Society was founded in 1934 to advance research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship. 3,600 individuals and 1,100 institutional subscribers from over forty nations participate in the Society.
  • American String Teachers Association (ASTA) The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.
  • Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection New England Conservatory’s Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection is a comprehensive online database providing access to over 3,000 opportunities in music performance, teaching and arts administration, as well as competition, festival, scholarship and grant listings. Free trial subscriptions are available at
  • College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) CBDNA is a dynamic organization of professionals known for artistic initiative, innovative teaching, and dedicated service. Members represent a broad constituency of collegiate faculty specialists from comprehensive research universities, state and private universities, and music conservatories to two-year institutions for higher learning. Members also include military band conductors as well as associate members from the publishing, manufacturing, and retail music industries.
  • College Music Society (CMS) Promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.
  • Early Music America (EMA) Early Music America (EMA) is the not-for-profit service organization for the field of early music in North America. Founded in 1985, EMA expands awareness of, and interest in, the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods performed on period instruments using historical performance practices. EMA's members receive a quarterly magazine, an annual directory, and a wide array of benefits. With its broad membership, including professional performers, ensembles, presenters, instrument makers, amateur musicians, and audience members, Early Music America serves as an advocate for the field throughout North America.
  • European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) ELIA is the primary independent network organization of major arts education institutions and universities representing all subject disciplines and has a membership of over 350 arts institutions in 47 countries, altogether representing more than 250,000 art students.
  • Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) is a not-for-profit professional membership organization for music teachers, kindergarten through collegiate levels. Membership is currently around 1100 active teachers, with approximately 100 retired members, and 700 collegiate members (who are music education majors). IMEA provides professional development opportunities for music teachers, as well as extracurricular performance and learning opportunities for Indiana music students.
  • International Musicological Society (IMS) The International Musicological Society (IMS) was founded in 1927 in Basel, where it has its headquarters. Its purpose is the advancement of musicological research on the basis of international cooperation. Membership in IMS is open to all interested in musicological research, individuals as well as institutions, libraries and organizations.
  • International Society for the Performing Arts Foundation (ISPA) Founded in 1948, the International Society for the Performing Arts Foundation is a professional society whose members are leaders in the world of the performing arts in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. ISPA's members come from over 50 countries worldwide. The purpose of ISPA is to develop, nurture, energize and educate an international network of arts leaders and professionals who are dedicated to advancing the field of the performing arts.
  • Music for All Music for All is one of the largest and most influential national music education organizations in support of active music-making. Music for All is unique in that it combines programming at a national level with awareness campaigns, research and advocacy.
  • Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) The mission of MTNA is to advance the value of music study and music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers.
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) The mission statement of NATS is encourage the highest standards of the vocal art and of ethical principles in the teaching of singing; and to promote vocal education and research at all levels, both for the enrichment of the general public and for the professional advancement of the talented.
  • Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) is the principal organization in Ohio promoting music education in elementary and secondary schools as well as colleges and universities.
  • Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) Organization of American Kodály Educators was founded in 1975. Its purpose is to promote Kodály's concept of "Music for Everyone" through the improvement of music education in schools.
  • Technology for Music Education (TI:ME) The Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) is a non-profit corporation registered in the State of Pennsylvania whose mission is to assist music educators in applying technology to improve teaching and learning in music.
  • The National Association of Music Education (MENC) Since 1907, MENC has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. MENC's activities and resources have been largely responsible for the establishment of music education as a profession, for the promotion and guidance of music study as an integral part of the school curriculum, and for the development of the National Standards for Arts Education.

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