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Why become an ISME member?

  • Because you care about music education
  • Because you want to develop professionally
  • Because you want to be part of an international network of music educators

ISME offers three types of membership:

  • Regular Membership: standard or retired
  • Student Membership – three terms for a total of six years
  • Honorary Life Membership

Regular and student memberships are for two years commencing on 1 January of the year in which the member joins or renews, until December of the following year. Honorary Life Membership is permanent. Retired members must be over 65 years of age.

Member benefits

  • Free copies of ISME’s quarterly, peer-reviewed music education publication, the International Journal for Music Education
  • Present at and attend the ISME world conferences, held every other year
  • Present at and attend the ISME pre-conference seminars, held in the lead up to the world conferences
  • Present at and attend the ISME regional conferences, held in the alternate year to the world conferences
  • Submit work for consideration in the ISME books, published by Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
  • Regular e-newsletters with ISME news
  • Voting rights for President-Elect and Board members (members at large)
  • Eligible to stand for President or as a Board member (member at large)
  • Access to ISME grants and awards
  • Submit a book review for consideration for publication on the ISME website

Members may also stand for a volunteer position on a Commission, Special Interest Group or other role, affording networking opportunities and skill development, as well as providing service to the profession.

Note: ISME publishes the open source peer-reviewed journal, Revista de Educacion Musical. This is an online journal available to all, resourced by ISME.

Membership fees

Fees are based on the member’s country of residence’s Purchasing Power Parity. This is an internationally recognised method of ranking countries based on the real purchasing power of that country’s currency and standard of living. This means fees are scaled so that members from less wealthy nations pay a smaller fee.

Fees for the two years 2020 and 2021 are as follows

Tier 1

Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States

Regular membership

Student

Standard

Retired

USD$215.00

USD$107.50

USD$70.00


Tier 2

The Bahamas, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turkey

Regular membership

Student

Standard

Retired

USD$165.00

$85.50

USD$55.00


Tier 3

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Botswana, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Libya, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Panama, Romania, Russia, Thailand, Turkmenistan and Uruguay

Regular membership

Student

Standard

Retired

USD$125

USD$62.50

USD$40.00


Tier 4

Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Georgia, Grenada, Indonesia, Kosovo, Lebanon, Maldives, Mongolia, Namibia, Nauru, Northern Macedonia, Palau, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname and Tunisia

Regular membership

Student

Standard

Retired

USD$85.00

USD$42.50

USD$30.00


Tier 5

Angola, Belize, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Congo (Republic), El Salvador, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Laos, Marshall Islands, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Sudan, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, and  Zambia

Regular membership

Student

Standard

Retired

USD$45.00

USD$22.50

USD$20.00


Tier 6

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic , Chad, Comoros, Congo (Dem. Rep), Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu and Zimbabwe

Regular membership

Student

Standard

Retired

USD$25.00

USD$12.50

USD$10.00

 

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  • Scroll down and look for the tile that says Membership and contact details. Click on Renew and use your credit card to buy another two years. These will be added to the end of your existing membership.