Join the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and become a member of the world’s largest and most active network of professional music educators today!

We touch upon all aspects of music education, and we support quality music instruction for all students ranging from early childhood through college years.

You chose education as a profession so that you could share the gift of music. As a member of NAfME, you’ll discover an unbelievable number of new ways to do exactly that!

 Through our many professional development programs, initiatives, and classroom resources, you will:

  •  be informed about the latest news affecting music education programs.
  • learn how to share the lasting value of music education with your peers, administration, and state representatives.
  • exchange lesson plans and ideas with music educators in your neighborhood and around the country.
  • help your students excel through local and national workshops, and performance opportunities.
  • discover how to make the most of your career.
  • benefit from access to all state music educators association services and programs.

 When you join NAfME, your state association membership is included in the membership fee!

 For a detailed description of the benefits of membership, eligibility and costs, just select any of the membership categories listed below:

Active Educator – Open to full-time teachers/faculty (most music educators fit into this category).

Associate – Open to music education assistants, private teachers, seasoned performers, and others interested in supporting quality music education.

Collegiate – Specially-designed for college students…our future music educators!

Retired – Open to former full-time music educators.

CorporateAllows our industry friends to support NAfME programs, while benefitting from access to information and prospective customers.

Tri-M – Membership in the Tri-M Music Honor Society is perfect for middle school and high school students who wish to expand their knowledge and benefit from the recognition this national program provides.


Need more information on the benefits? Take a membership tour! Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to the profession, an applied music specialist or a general music teacher, we advocate on your behalf 24/7. And we have a place for you.

 Join your fellow music educators as a member of NAfME today!

For further questions, please contact one of the following:

Phone: 703-860-4000

Toll free: 800-336-3768 (General Information)