Cal Plan Membership is open to those persons who do not yet meet the qualifications for Active Membership, but have qualified for enrollment in MTAC's Cal Plan program with the intention to fulfill requirements for Active Membership within a four (4) year time period. Applicants must have at least 2 years' teaching experience with a roster of students currently taking lessons.

Cal Plan is for applicants who do not possess a U.S. Bachelor's Degree in Music and do not qualify for Provisional Membership (i.e. do not have any college education or college-level music training), but who wish to qualify for Active Membership in MTAC through the Cal Plan program.

Please click here for Cal Plan Program details.

If the Cal Plan Membership criteria listed above does not apply to you, please click here to restart this process and find the class of membership that best fits your situation, or contact the MTAC State Office.

Membership fee received before March 1st applies towards membership for the current fiscal year, ending on July 31st. On or after March 1st and before August 1st, your membership fee applies to the current and the following fiscal years.


To be eligible for Certificate of Merit® and other MTAC programs, this application and all supporting documents, including official transcripts, must be accurately completed and submitted to the MTAC State Office by the appropriate deadline (July 31st for Certificate of Merit; October 15th for most other State Programs; please refer to the MTAC Membership Application Important Dates & Deadlines at for all deadlines).

If you are applying close to the deadline, we recommend that you expedite mailing and confirm that all materials are received by the above dates. MTAC cannot make exceptions for materials that are late or lost in the mail.

Applications and/or payments that are completed incorrectly will be returned; correct forms and payments must be submitted by the required deadlines. Applicants are responsible for ensuring valid payments are made by the deadlines. Declined or invalid credit card payments will not qualify for deadlines.