Music Organizations & Societies

Here are some music organizations you may want to consider joining. Many offer workshops, conferences, publications, support networks, and other benefits to members.

Arts National Endowment for the Arts
Arts Administration Association of Arts Administration Educators
Chamber  American Music Center
Chamber  Chamber Music America
Chamber  Chamber Music Society
Chamber  Chorus America
Chamber  Concert Artists Guild
Choral The Friends of Chamber Music
Composition American Composers Forum
Composition American Music Center
Composition American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, The (ASCAP)
Composition Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
Composition Meet The Composer
Composition National Assocation of Composers (NACUSA)
Composition SESAC
Composition Society of Composers & Lyricists, The
Composition Society of Composers (SCI)
Composition US Copyright Office
Conducting Conductor's Guild
Education American String Teachers Association (ASTA)
Education Arts Education Partnership
Education Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA)
Education National Association of Music Education, The (MENC)
Education Society for Music Teacher Education, The
Education Suzuki Association of the Americas
Ensembles Choristers Guild
Ensembles College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA)
Ensembles International Conference of Symphony & Orchestra Musicians (ICSOM)
Ensembles League of American Orchestras
Ensembles World Association for Symphonic Band & Ensembles (WASBE)
Higher Ed College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA)
Higher Ed College Music Society
Higher Ed National Assocation of Schools of Music (NASM)
Instrumental American Guild of Organists
Instrumental American Harp Society
Instrumental International Cello Society
Instrumental International Clarinet Association
Instrumental International Double Reed Society
Instrumental International Horn Society
Instrumental International Society of Bassists
Instrumental International Trombone Association
Instrumental International Trumpet Guild 
Instrumental International Tuba Euphonium Association
Instrumental International Viola Society
Instrumental National Flute Association
Instrumental Percussive Arts Society
Instrumental Violin Society of America, The (VSA)
Library Music Library Association
Musicology American Musicological Society
Musicology Society for American Music
Musicology Society for Ethnomusicology
Presenters Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Presenters Chamber Music America
Presenters Early Music America
Presenters International Society of the Performing Arts (ISPA)
Presenters North America Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA)
Recording National Association of Record Industry Professional
Repairs American Institute of Organbuilders 
Repairs Guild of American Luthiers 
Repairs Musical Instrument Technicians Association International
Repairs National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians, Inc. 
Repairs Piano Technician's Guild 
Repairs Violin Makers Association of Arizona International 
Therapy American Music Therapy Assocation
Union American Federation of Musicians
Union Actor's Equity Association
Union American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (AFTRA)
Union American Guild of Musical Artists
Union Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Vocal Choristers Guild
Vocal Classical Singer Community
Vocal National Association of Teachers of Singing
Vocal OPERA America
Vocal Society of Singers

Selection Criteria

In order for a musical organization to be represented here, it should:

  1. Service a national or international group of musicians
  2. Have an active history of at least 5 years

To submit an organization (that meets these conditions) for possible inclusion, please let us know.