This application is only for students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program in Music and who do not qualify for Active Membership.

If you have already earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music or the equivalent, you are not eligible for Student Membership. If you are not eligible for student membership, 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.