Membership Levels & Benefits

Discover the right CMA membership for you or your ensemble, organization, or business.

Organization

Membership for Ensembles, Presenters, Festivals, or Training Institutions. Included at no additional cost are selected benefits and services for up to 9 affiliated individuals. Affiliates may be ensemble members, administrative staff, or board members.

Annual Dues: $125-375*

Organization Membership

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  • Chamber Music Magazine: Individual members (including affiliates) receive four print issues of Chamber Music Magazine per year, including the annual Membership Directory, plus full online access.
  • Online and Print Directory Inclusion: Organizational-level CMA members receive a profile in CMA’s online directory as well as a full entry in CMA’s printed membership directory, published annually in the Fall issue of Chamber Music Magazine.
  • Festival Directory Submission Eligibility: Organizational-level CMA members may submit entries into CMA’s Directory of Festivals, Workshops, and Training Institutions, published annually in the spring issue of Chamber Music Magazine.
  • CMA National Conference: Individuals attending the annual National Conference receive a significant discount on registration fees.
  • Events: Access to members-only events including regional convenings, happy hours, and professional development workshops.
  • CMA Grant Program Eligibility: Organizational-level CMA members are eligible to apply to CMA grant programs including Classical Commissioning and New Jazz Works.
  • ArtsReady Membership: Individual members receive 50% off their first annual Premium Membership to ArtsReady, the web-based emergency preparedness platform designed to provide arts and cultural organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability. ArtsReady memberships are currently $300; CMA members pay $150 for the first year.
  • Clarion Instrument & Recording Equipment Insurance: Clarion Associates, Inc. offers U.S.-based CMA members discounts on new policies. Clarion offers extensive protection for musical instruments and recording equipment, as well as performance liability insurance at competitive rates.

Annual Dues

Annual dues for Organization members are based on annual gross income

  • $125 – income under $150,000 annually
  • $250 – income of $150,000 – $250,000 annually
  • $375 – income over $250,000 annually

Information about organization income is strictly confidential. Hardship exceptions are available.

Business

Memberships for artist managers, publicists, consultants, instrument-makers or dealers, libraries, music schools, special programs, music publishers or distributors, radio stations, recording labels, chamber orchestras, and service organizations.

Annual dues: $95

Business Membership

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  • Chamber Music Magazine: Business members receive four print issues of Chamber Music Magazine per year, including the annual Membership Directory, plus full online access.
  • Online and Print Directory Inclusion: Business members receive a profile in CMA’s online directory as well as a listing in CMA’s printed membership directory, published annually in the Fall issue of Chamber Music Magazine.
  • CMA National Conference: Individuals attending the annual National Conference receive a significant discount on registration fees.
  • Events: Access to members-only events including regional convenings, happy hours, and professional development workshops.
  • ArtsReady Membership: Individual members receive 50% off their first annual Premium Membership to ArtsReady, the web-based emergency preparedness platform designed to provide arts and cultural organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability. ArtsReady memberships are currently $300; CMA members pay $150 for the first year.
  • Clarion Instrument & Recording Equipment Insurance: Clarion Associates, Inc. offers U.S.-based CMA members discounts on new policies. Clarion offers extensive protection for musical instruments and recording equipment, as well as performance liability insurance at competitive rates.
Professional Musician, Composer, or Educator

​​Individual memberships for professionals who perform, compose, or teach small ensemble music.

Annual dues: $85

Professional Musician, Composer, or Educator Membership

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  • Chamber Music Magazine: Individual members receive four print issues of Chamber Music Magazine per year, including the annual Membership Directory, plus full online access.
  • Online and Print Directory Inclusion: Individual members receive a profile in CMA’s online directory as well as a full entry in CMA’s printed membership directory, published annually in the Fall issue of Chamber Music Magazine.
  • CMA National Conference: Individuals attending the annual National Conference receive a significant discount on registration fees.
  • Events: Access to members-only events including regional convenings and professional development workshops.
  • ArtsReady Membership: Individual members receive 50% off their first annual Premium Membership to ArtsReady, the web-based emergency preparedness platform designed to provide arts and cultural organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability. ArtsReady memberships are currently $300; CMA members pay $150 for the first year.
  • Clarion Instrument & Recording Equipment Insurance: Clarion Associates, Inc. offers U.S.-based CMA members discounts on new policies. Clarion offers extensive protection for musical instruments and recording equipment, as well as performance liability insurance at competitive rates.
Advocate

Annual dues: $60

Advocate Membership

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  • Chamber Music Magazine: Advocate members receive four print issues of Chamber Music Magazine per year, including the annual Membership Directory, plus full online access.
  • Print Directory Listing: Advocate members receive a listing in CMA’s printed membership directory, published annually in the Fall issue of Chamber Music Magazine.
  • CMA National Conference: Individuals attending the annual National Conference receive a significant discount on registration fees.
  • Events: Access to members-only events including regional convenings and professional development workshops.
Student

Individual memberships for those currently enrolled in a degree-granting program. Documentation required.

Annual dues: $35

Student Membership

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  • CMA National Conference: Individuals attending the annual National Conference receive a significant discount on registration fees.
  • Events: Access to members-only events including regional convenings and professional development workshops.
Subscriber

Annual dues: $35

Subscriber Membership

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  • Chamber Music Magazine: Subscriber members receive four print issues of Chamber Music Magazine per year, including the annual Membership Directory, plus full online access.
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Member Testimonials

Since joining CMA in the late 1990s, I’ve discovered a huge and welcoming community of like-minded artists, spanning many genres. A chance meeting at a CMA Conference several years ago led to a long-term collaboration with a group of musicians I never would’ve encountered otherwise.
Billy Childs
CMA has helped give voice to our creativity through their myriad resources, personalized artist development and expansive network, empowering and accelerating both our artistry and career. We are so grateful to have been the beneficiaries of their vision to uplift the next generation of innovative artists.
Jonathan & Philip, ARKAI

Member Spotlight

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Ensemble Member since 2022

The recent compositions of Stratøs (a name that encompasses the artistic endeavors of Eddie Codrington) have netted him the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award for three consecutive years (2019-21), as well as a National Sawdust New Works commission in 2020.

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Membership FAQs

What is Memberful?

Memberful is the new platform CMA is using to manage membership subscriptions. It is a user-friendly way to manage your CMA membership. Once your membership is current in the Memberful platform, you will be able to create a member profile for the online CMA directory and access member-only content on the site. Your contact and payment information will be stored separately from your public online profile.

I’m a current CMA member; how do I access my new membership account and profile?

To prevent a lapse in membership, we will be migrating current CMA members into the Memberful platform with your current member expiration date. You’ll receive a separate email inviting you to complete your Memberful account information. Once you do, you’ll be able to create your public member profile on the CMA website. 

I’m a lapsed CMA member; how do I renew my membership?

We will migrate your membership information into the new membership platform over the next few weeks. Our goal is to complete the process by October 30. Once that is in place, you will receive an email with instructions on how to renew your membership using the new system and create your public profile for the online CMA member directory.

I’m new to CMA; how do I become a member for the first time?

Simply follow the system prompts above to become a member. You will be directed to create an account through Memberful. Once you do, you’ll be able to create your public profile for the online CMA member directory.

When will my membership expire?

If you are a current member, your member expiration is still one year from your last renewal. For new members, your expiration will be one year from signing up on Memberful.

Where is the member directory?

Because every member must create a new member profile on the new site, the directory is not available yet. Once we have a quorum of profiles completed, we will launch the member directory, and you’ll be able to browse your fellow members.

Who receives a member profile in the online directory?

Only organizational-level, business-level, and professional musician members will be able to create an online profile.

Will my personal information appear on the online directory?

NO. This was one of the biggest concerns with the previous iteration of the member directory. We’ll collect your contact and payment information separately through Memberful. Only the information you enter into the separate member profile will appear in the public directory.