Why Join NAfME

If you are a current, future or retired music educator, or a music education advocate, NAfME is where you belong! Join now to connect with our more than 57,000 members advancing music education while teaching millions of students nationwide and around the world.

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Active Teacher Membership

For individuals engaged in music teaching, supervision, or administration as a primary, full-time career.

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NAfME Membership Benefits

Here’s your chance to join the professional network that will help you succeed in the classroom and your career! Questions about benefits? Contact memberservices@nafme.org.

  • Advocacy resources to help you support and protect your music program
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access resources
  • Amplify, the online forum exclusively for NAfME members
  • Six outstanding NAfME periodicals, including the online archive of back issues
  • The opportunity to contribute content to the NAfME Blog
  • Present at the NAfME Biennial Research and Teacher Education Conference and other NAfME events
  • Access to a wide variety of live NAfME webinars, town halls, and chats throughout the year
  • Standards-based lesson plans and teaching guides in the NAfME online resource library
  • All recorded webinars in the NAfME Academy are free for NAfME members (formerly an additional subscription)
  • Leadership and collaboration opportunities through your state MEA and NAfME Societies and Councils
  • Free resources to advocate for your program and spotlight your students during March, Music In Our Schools Month®
  • The right to vote in NAfME elections
  • Recognition for your students through composition contests and honor society membership
  • Valuable insurance offerings created especially for educators
  • 25% discount on NAfME books co-published by Rowman & Littlefield Education
  • Special offers from NAfME corporate members
  • Copyright resources
  • All the benefits offered by your state music education association

*Collegiate and associate memberships do not include the right to vote in NAfME elections. Associate membership does not include membership in a state music education association.

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Caitlin Ramsey
Cape Elizabeth Middle School
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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Courtney Kaiser-Sandler
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Traverse City, Michigan
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Becky Halliday
 University of Montevallo
Helena, Alabama
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