Types of Membership

Full Membership

This is available to those teachers holding formal qualifications which would include an appropriate degree or diploma in music teaching and pedagogy. Full membership may also be available to teachers without formal qualifications, providing they can provide evidence of successful professional teaching. Full members have voting rights at the Annual General Meetings.

Contemporary Membership

Teachers of contemporary music may apply for membership under this category.  Contemporary membership carries with it the same status as a FULL member, including full voting rights at the Annual General Meetings. Applications for contemporary members should have evidence of some or all of the following:

  • Be accepted as a teacher of contemporary/jazz/popular music at a tertiary institution (e.g. TAFE, Conservatoria, University, etc.). This could include teaching of composition via computer/electronic means and audio engineering.
  • Any suitable qualification, e.g. ADJS, Certificate 4, appropriate Music Theatre qualifications, a graduate of an appropriate course from the Film & Television School, etc.
  • A proven record of successful teaching in the field, via references, a list of student achievements, etc.
  • Submission of a CV

Associate Membership

Associate membership is available to teachers without formal qualifications, or those with insufficient qualifications to qualify for Full Membership.  Interested members of the general public may also join the Association as an Associate member. Associate members do not have voting rights at Annual General Meetings.

Student Membership

Student Membership is available to full-time music students enrolled in a recognised tertiary undergraduate diploma or degree course. Student membership may only be held for four years and evidence of student status must be included with the membership application form.

Friend Membership
Friend Membership is for interested members of the public, parents, grandparents, siblings, in fact any individual of the community who is not a current or retired music teacher.  Friend membership is $50 per year.

International Membership

Full and Associate International Membership is available to those living outside of Australia.