- 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 education, performance, composition, and advocacy. 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, founded in 1934, strives to advance scholarship in the various fields of music through research, learning, and teaching. In this effort, it publishes a journal, holds an annual meeting, supports books in musicology, and offers a broad array of grants, fellowships, and awards throughout the year.
- American String Teachers Association (ASTA) ASTA is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA provides a vast array of services, including its National Orchestra Festival, an award-winning scholarly journal, job postings, local and national events, and access to a vibrant and sharing string community.
- Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection New England Conservatory’s Bridge: Worldwide Music Connection is a comprehensive online database providing access to thousands of opportunities from orchestra positions, teaching positions, festivals, competitions, arts administration positions, and more. It is free for NEC students and alumni, and subscriptions are available for individuals and institutions.
- College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) CBDNA is composed of professionals devoted to the teaching, performance, study and cultivation of music, with particular focus on the wind band medium. CBDNA members engage in continuous dialogue encompassing myriad philosophies and professional practices. CBDNA is committed to serving as a dynamic hub connecting individuals to communities, ideas and resources.
- College Music Society (CMS) 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, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.
- Early Music America (EMA) EMA is an organization for the field of historical performance in North America. EMA expands awareness of, and interest in, the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods. EMA's members receive a monthly E-Newsletter, a quarterly magazine, an online member directory, and a wide array of other benefits.
- European Association of Conservatoires/Association Europeenne des Conservatoires (AEC) AEC represents the interests of institutions that are concerned with training for the music profession. AEC aims to be the leading voice for European higher music education. AEC works for the advancement of European Higher Music Education and, more generally, of music, the arts and culture in contemporary society and for future generations.
- European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) ELIA is a multidisciplinary membership organization for higher arts education institutions. ELIA advocates for higher arts education, provides a platform for networking among members, offers access to a variety of publications, gives members access to their database, and coordinates events and projects throughout the year.
- Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) IMEA is a not-for-profit professional membership organization for music teachers of all primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. IMEA supports and advances music education in the state of Indiana by representing the united interests of music educators and students and by providing professional leadership and service in music education to enhance arts education in schools.
- 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, ISPA is a professional society whose members are leaders in performing arts, representing countries across the globe. 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 a national music education organization that supports active music-making, combining programming at a national level with arts education advocacy. Music for All is committed to expanding the role of music and the arts in education, to heightening the public’s appreciation of the value of music education, and to creating a positive environment for the arts.
- 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. Members receive MTNA publications, discounts on events and office supplies, educational opportunities such as the yearly conference, professional development opportunities, and professional support services.
- National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) The mission 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. Membership benefits include receiving the Journal of Singing and opportunities for professional development, networking, and employment.
- Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA), an affiliate of the National Association for Music Education, promotes 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. Members receive a quarterly journal, access to the membership directory, reduced conference registration fees, and a variety of other benefits.
- The National Association of Music Education (NAfME) NAfME ensures every student has access to a comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. NAfME contributes to the establishment of music education as a profession, for the promotion of music study as an integral part of curriculum, and for the development of the National Standards for Arts Education.
- The Technology for Music Education (TI:ME) TI:ME is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to assist music educators in applying technology to improve teaching and learning in music. Members receive discounts to the TI:ME National Conference and other events, access to ready-to-use lesson plans, TI:ME E-Newsletters, and a number of other benefits.
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