Music Teacher Associations

The NAMM Show:

The NAMM Foundation’s Music Education Days program welcomed 928 music educators, music supervisors, music administrators and school board members to The 2014 NAMM Show. In addition, 350 members of the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association attended as part of their annual conference held concurrently at the Disneyland Hotel. A lot of connections were made and best practices were shared throughout the program, as the accumulative attendance at the plenary, break-out and partner sessions was over 900. Plenary session highlights included presentations by UC Thornton School of Music Professor Larry Livingston and by the world-renowned brass ensemble Canadian Brass.

National Association for Music Education (America):

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!

Association for Popular Music Education (America):

The mission of the Association for Popular Music Education (APME) is to promote and advance popular music at all levels of education both in the classroom and beyond…APME was created to advocate for popular music education and its advancement as a discipline. It provides educational opportunities for teachers and students, honors the rich history of popular music, and develops innovative ways to create, perform, and teach it. APME also serves to bring together all involved in the pursuit of teaching and making popular music at all levels including higher education, public school modern band and contemporary music programs, music companies, manufacturers, and popular music organizations.

Grammy in the Schools (America):

We create opportunities for high school students to work with music professionals to get real-world experience and advice about how to have a career in music. And that includes any kind of music career – audio engineer, concert promoter, electronic music producer, manager, musician, music journalist, singer, songwriter – any music career. We also shine the spotlight on schools,students, and teachers who are doing really cool things with music. In fact, we just created the GRAMMY Music Educator Award to honor the role of music teachers.

Canada Music Educators Assocation:

The Canadian Music Educators’ Association/l’Association canadienne des musiciens éducateurs serves and connects those interested in music education including current and future educators, students, parents, and members of the community. The CMEA/ACME fosters the advancement of teaching and the lifelong learning of music. Our purpose is accomplished through publications, a dynamic website, advocacy, collaboration on key initiatives, applied research and regular communication with our members, provincial and territorial affiliates, partners and the international community.

Coalition for Music Education (Canada):

The Coalition for Music Education was founded in 1992 when representatives of more than 20 music education organizations came together to share ideas to improve the state of music education in Canada. The Coalition quickly began working with parents and other concerned citizens to address concerns about music in schools. [Our goal is] To raise the awareness and understanding of the role that music education plays in Canadian culture, and to promote the benefits that music education brings to young people.

Music Education Expo (United Kingdom)

Music Education Expo is Europe’s largest conference and exhibition for anyone involved in music education. Spanning two days, the event will offer you the chance to attend over 50 seminars, workshops and debates, the chance to meet and browse the services of over 130 exhibitors, and the chance to network with 2,500 of your peers. An essential experience for any music educator!

The Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS) (Headquartered in the UK):

[AMIS] is an international, non-profit, non-sectarian, politically neutral organisation dedicated to the promotion of excellence at all levels of music education. Its objectives are to advance the education of school pupils and teachers throughout the world by developing their understanding, knowledge and appreciation of music; to advance the education of young people and their teachers in global issues and cultural diversity through the performance and study of music; to promote high standards of musical performance in school pupils of all ages and abilities throughout the world; to promote furtherance of educationally valuable music repertoire.

European Association for Music in Schools:

“The activity of the EAS is integrated into a multifaceted network of initiatives, associations and projects related to music education inside and outside Europe.
The self-conception of the EAS is consistent with the UNESCO. So the EAS is standing for an active exchange and dialogue of cultures, based on respect for the diversity and difference in cultural traditions. EAS is the European co-operation partner of ISME, of EMC and is significantly involved in the implementation of „meNet”.”

European Music Educators Association:

“EMEA is a nonprofit organization with 71 active members from Germany, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Italy, Denmark, Lithuania, Ireland, Portugal, Poland, Israel, and the United States. We believe in promoting and providing lifelong music learning and leadership in music education at all levels. The organization supports quality music education through professional development, learning, performances, and promoting and supporting music education in schools and communities. EMEA is affiliated with the National Association for Music Education and is part of the NAfME Eastern Division.

International Society for Music Educations (Australia):

ISME is a worldwide organisation that seeks to celebrate the diverse ways that people engage with, and develop in and through, music. Founded in 1953, ISME represents an international, interdisciplinary, intercultural network of professionals who strive to understand and promote music learning across the lifespan. We share a commitment to culture, education, conservation and the durable development of our cultural heritage, and to evidence-based policy and practice.

Australian Music Association:

The Australian Music Association (AMA) represents and furthers the interests of the Music Products industry which is a network of wholesalers, manufacturers, retailers and associated services for musical instruments, print music, consumer pro audio & lighting and music technology. The AMA also works with a network of government and non-government organisations to advocate for music education and promote music making. It organises trade shows, conventions and forums, publishes Australian Musician magazine online, develops industry statistics and provides commercial member benefits.

New Zealand Music Commission:

The Vision of the Music Commission is a successful music industry in New Zealand. The Mission of the Music Commission is to support the growth of the music industry in New Zealand, both culturally and economically, at home and abroad.

UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE) (Singapore):

The UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education (CARE) is a clearing-house of research on the instrumental benefits of arts in education in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.It is part of a region-wide network of Observatories stemming from the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Action Plan. These Observatories are tasked to collect, analyze, repackage and disseminate research about arts education in a web-accessible manner. This body of evidence about the value of arts in education is used to support advocacy efforts for mainstreaming the arts in Asian education.

Music Education Branch of Chinese Society of Education (China) (website is in Chinese):

[ China ] music card follow CSMES music + Education + Internet acceptance and spread of modern pluralistic model , care and service to lifelong quality education of music every Chinese nationals. [ China ] music card is every family opens a ” social ritual , the quality of China.

Philippine Society for Music Education:

“The Philippine Society for Music Education (PSME), founded in 1971, is a non – stock, non profit, SEC – registered national organization dedicated to the advancement of music education. With a membership of hundreds of music teachers, musicians, school music administrators and students, it seeks to provide directions towards creative and effective music instruction in the pre-school, elementary and secondary levels. The Society strongly advocates a general education that recognizes music as vital to the total development of the student.


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