Membership organisations

British Flute Society

+44 (0)12 2867 0306

29 Eskdale Gardens, Purley CR8 1ET, United Kingdom

London

The British Flute Society is Europe’s oldest flute organisation and has a lot to offer its members.

Pan, the Society’s journal, is recognised world-wide as a highly informative and entertaining flute journal. Three times a year Pan brings you articles on all aspects of the flute and flute playing. It is the authoritative guide to the latest flute news, listings of concerts, courses and reviews of new music, books and recordings.

Every quarter, Pan brings you articles on all aspects of the flute and flute playing. It is the authoritative guide to the latest flute news, concert listings, courses, as well as reviews of new music, books, and recordings.

Membership to the British Flute Society includes:

  • a subscription to the British Flute Society’s journal, Pan
  • reduced rate entry to many BFS events
  • an introductory discount at AFT retailers (UK only)
  • a discount on instrument insurance (UK only) courtesy of Allianz Musical Insurance
  • access to a UK-wide network of BFS Area Representatives
  • access to the members’ area of the BFS website

The members’ area of the website includes:

  • the facility to manage your own membership details and subscriptions
  • a searchable archive of current and past copies of Pan
  • a member search to find like-minded people in your area
  • the facility to submit events or links to be advertised on the website
  • submission of articles for possible publication in Pan
  • a list of national flute choirs
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Sempre (Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research)

20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL United Kingdom

The Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (Sempre) was founded in 1972, growing out of the Reading Conferences on Research in Music Education that were started in 1966 by Arnold Bentley.

Originally known as the ‘Society for Research in Psychology of Music and Music Education’ (‘SRPMME’), Sempre remains to this day the only society which embraces research in both music education and music psychology, providing an international forum to encourage the exchange of ideas and to disseminate research findings.

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National Education Union (NEU)

+44 (0)345 811 8111

Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD

London

The National Education Union stands up for the future of education by bringing together more than 450,000 teachers, lecturers, support staff and leaders working in maintained and independent schools and colleges across the UK.

Combining the expertise and experience of both the ATL and NUT sections, the National Education Union is the UK’s largest education union.

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EuNet MERYC

United Kingdom

The European Network MERYC aims to develop cooperation between music educators and researchers in Europe, share information on the current state of the discipline in different countries and create a forum for discussion and reflection on topics related to music education in early childhood, thereby transcending national, cultural and linguistic barriers between participants.

These objectives will be achieved through regular European conferences and exchange of information among the participants in the form of Internet conferences or online discussions.

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MERYC-England

+44(0)121 464 0020

Centre for Research in Early Childhood, St Thomas Children’s Centre, Bell Barn Road, Attwood Green, Birmingham, B15 2AF

MERYC-England is unusual in that it is completely independent and run by its members for its members.

There is no subscription fee and no obligation to members other than attending MERYC conferences. To become a MERYC member, you must attend a four-day conference every two years to demonstrate your commitment and investment in the cause of early childhood music.

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Royal Philharmonic Society

+44 (0) 20 7287 0019

48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7BB, UK

London

The Royal Philharmonic Society is for people who love music and live music-making and who want to ensure a vibrant future for classical music.

For over 200 years, we’ve been at the heart of music: supporting and working creatively with talented young performers and composers, championing excellence, and encouraging audiences to listen to, and talk about, great music.

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Royal Society of Arts (RSA)

+44 (0)20 7930 5115

8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ, UK

The mission of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is to enrich society through ideas and action.

We believe that all human beings have creative capacities that, when understood and supported, can be mobilised to deliver a 21st century enlightenment. Supported by our 29,000 Fellows, we share powerful ideas, carry out cutting-edge research and build networks and opportunities for people to collaborate, helping to create fulfilling lives and a flourishing society.

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Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME)

+1 (0)615 870 9333

7503 Kingwood Court, Fairview, TN 37062, United States

The Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) provides training, professional development and resources for music educators.
TI:ME was first conceived at Villanova University in a lunch meeting with John Dunphy (former TI:ME Executive Director), George Pinchock and Tom Rudolph (Executive Committee Chair and former President).
NAMM agreed to fund the organisation with a grant of $200,000 and the first official meeting of TI:ME took place in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, in 1997. The first TI:ME certification courses were offered in 1998 and the first TI:ME conference took place in Pennsylvania in April 1999.
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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Music

+44 20 3713 8454

49 Whitehall, London, United Kingdom

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Music exists to provide a discussion forum between the music industry and parliamentarians.

All-Party Parliamentary Groups bring together Lords and MPs from across the party political divide and act as a point for dialogue amongst decision-makers on issues of concern.

Through a series of events and discussions during the political year, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Music seeks to inform parliamentarians about developments within the music industry as well as engage MPs and Lords on measures that impact on the sector.

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European Concert Halls Organisation (ECHO)

Rue Ravenstein 23, Brussels, Belgium

The European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) is an active network bringing together many of the major concert halls in Europe in order to promote professional exchange, shared reflection and the initiation of joint initiatives.

The European Concert Hall organisation constitutes a platform for open exchange and for joint thinking on the opportunities, developments and shared challenges central to the lives of concert halls in the 21st century. The ECHO member halls come together to learn from, and be inspired by each other and to initiate ambitious international shared initiatives.

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PRS for Music

+44 20 7580 5544

2 Pancras Square, London, United Kingdom

We pay royalties to our members when their work is performed, broadcast, streamed, downloaded, reproduced, played in public or used in film and TV. 

We support them by influencing policy, supporting and hosting awards and events, and investing in new technology to ensure we’re fit for the digital music age.

Whether we’re funding new music, championing established artists, or helping our members, we’re here to support the future of music and its makers.

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National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)

+1 760 438 8001

5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA

NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), established in 1901, is the not-for-profit association that strengthens the $17-billion global music, sound and event technology products industry.

Our association and our trade shows serve as the crossroads for professionals wanting to seek out the newest innovations in music, recording technology, sound, stage and lighting products. Membership also includes access to the latest industry news and education, opportunities for music advocacy and cost-saving programs that will help your business thrive. All of these activities and programs are designed to promote music-making for people of all ages and to help create a more musical world.

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Women in Music

322 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, United States

What We Offer

  • Educational seminars, panels, and workshops with top-notch professionals
  • Up close and personal evenings with acclaimed performers, producers, and other industry professionals
  • Roundtable discussions held to discuss current topics relevant to the industry
  • Master Classes, Seminars, and Workshops
  • Special Mixers and Speed Networking Events
  • Access to our exclusive WIM Google Group where you can communicate directly to the WIM Members to 
    • Find useful resources and information from mentors and peers
    • Post about upcoming shows
    • Get information and reviews about services important to your work/businesses
    • Find job and housing opportunities
    • Ask fellow members questions about anything industry-related
  • Discounts on a variety of products and services we think will benefit the lifestyles, creativity, businesses, and careers of WIM Members.

Founded in 1985, Women in Music is now in its third decade of service to the entertainment industry.

Our members are inspired by the resources and opportunities WIM offers. We, in turn, are inspired by their wonderful achievements and contributions across all areas of the music industry.

WIM Mission Statement:
Women In Music is an organization with a mission to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition. Our seminars, panels, showcases, achievement awards, and youth initiatives celebrate the female contribution to the music world, and strengthens community ties.

Who We Are

  • WIM is comprised of both women and men at all stages in their careers — from students to seasoned industry veterans — and in all areas of expertise.
  • We are record label executives, artist managers, songwriters, musicians, attorneys, recording engineers, agents, publicists, studio owners, music publishers, online and traditional marketers and more.
  • We represent all genres of music and all areas of the industry.

 

European String Teachers Association UK (ESTA UK)

35 Calthorpe Road, Birmingham B15 1TS, United Kingdom

West Midlands

ESTA UK is dedicated to the needs of string teachers across the UK and to improving the quality of string teaching at every level, from toddler to conservatoire.
They provide support and professional development through their website; their magazine, Arco; and by organising events across the country throughout the year.
They offer generous financial benefits to members, including free insurance and legal cover, funding to put on local events and discounts to ESTA-organised seminars.
ESTA UK believes that music can change lives; that every child has the right to learn music; and that music teachers are responsible for the future generations of musicians and music lovers.
  • Free insurance and legal cover including Public Liability, Employers Liability Insurance with a 24-hour legal helpline and 24-hour tax helpline
  • Free customisable listing in our online public directory
  • Discounts on events organised by ESTA
  • Quarterly magazine Arco and biannual youth magazine JESTA, with unlimited copies of JESTA for your students
  • Reference videos and books on loan
  • Repertoire database for finding and suggesting repertoire suitable for students at all levels and searchable by musical and instrumental technique
  • Nannie Jamieson Nutshell Fund for assistance with short courses relating to teaching string instruments
  • Joan Dickson Chamber Music Fund for help in introducing young players to chamber music.
ESTA UK is a member of ESTA. ESTA UK is ESTA String Teachers Association Ltd, a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity
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Traditional Music Forum

Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, UK

Scotland

Traditional Music Forum is a network of over 100 music organisations and individuals supporting Scotland’s vibrant traditional music community.

We include clubs, festivals, community music projects, academic institutions, promoters, agents, publishers, tutors, performers and labels among our members; representing a broad sweep of diverse activity and thousands of musicians, enthusiasts, activists, participants and listeners across Scotland.

Supported by Creative Scotland, the Forum advocates the place for traditional music at the heart of Scottish life and works to promote the widest possible access to it. It is a key resource for information and advice on traditional music for Creative Scotland and other public bodies.

English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS)

+44 (0)20 7485 2206

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London, United Kingdom

EFDSS is the national folk arts development organisation for England. They are here to champion the English traditional arts – music, song, dance, storytelling, customs and traditions – as part of the rich and diverse cultural landscape of the UK.

They preserve these arts as well in their award-winning library, the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML), named after former EFDSS President, composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams.

From big bands to solo singers, morris dancers to contemporary choreographers, schools to mass participation, intimate folk clubs to major concert halls – their work reaches far and wide.

Choir Schools Association

+44 (0)13 5922 1333

The St, Market Weston, Diss, United Kingdom

Choir Schools are amazing places where young choristers enjoy learning and playing. Their work takes them into stunningly beautiful buildings on a daily basis.

There is no better educational and musical training start for boys and girls aged 7 years and up who love to sing.

The Choir Schools Association is here to help parents and youngsters to make the most of this incredible opportunity.

British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM)

+44 (0)20 7404 8444

South Camden Centre for Health (NHS), Drummond Street, London, United Kingdom

The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) is a healthcare charity helping performing arts professionals and students beat (and preferably avoid) work-related health problems, and dedicated to sharing knowledge about healthy practice.

They also deliver specialist training for doctors and other health care professionals, educators and professional bodies, and advocate for best practice throughout the performing arts.

BAPAM’s expert clinicians understand the demands of a performing arts career and give free medical advice about problems including playing-related injuries and pain, tension, hypermobility, voice problems, performance anxiety, and stress.

Clinical assessments are available in Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Portsmouth.

BAPAM clinicians are from a range of backgrounds including general practice, physiotherapy, osteopathy, psychology, rheumatology, and orthopaedics.

Association of Teachers of Singing

+44 (0)12 2356 2871

23 Spring Valley, Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

The Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS) was founded in 1975 to promote a wider understanding of all aspects of the teaching of singing.

We create opportunities which bring together teachers from all over the world.

All AOTOS activities and services are open to members specialising in teaching any expression of song: from classical, through music theatre and folk, to jazz, rock and gospel, either privately or in school, college or conservatoire.

Scottish Association for Music Education (SAME)

+44 (0)15 9278 4256

PO Box 26858 Kirkcaldy KY2 9BP, United Kingdom

Scotland

The Scottish Association for Music Education (SAME) is the professional association which represents all those involved in music education.

This includes nursery and primary class teachers and specialists, secondary class teachers, instrumental tutors, AS teachers and those within education authorities with responsibility for music. The experience and expertise of their members has contributed to music education in a wide variety of fields.

There are strong links with the provision of music education at further and higher levels and also links with community education and education in prisons.

SAME helps its members to deliver high-quality music education by:

  • Enabling contact with colleagues through conferences and mailshots
  • Contributing to the creation of a strong unified voice for music education nationally
  • Promoting the professional development of its members
  • Sharing good practice in music education
  • Regular distribution of a magazine
  • Sending regular email messages and news of current developments
  • Providing an on-line discussion forum and resource exchange
  • Consulting on issues of importance to education, to teachers and to music
  • Collaborating with other appropriate organisations

SAME membership is freely available to all involved in music education in Scotland. An elected committee, drawn from across the country and representing a variety of sectors and stakeholders, is responsible for the running of the Association.