Our membership is composed of approximately 400 music educators working as teachers in the public or private schools, or in a private studio. ECMEA membership helps support the offerings to students, schools, and teachers through the auditions, festivals, and staff development that we provide throughout the school year.
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ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP. Any person engaged in music teaching in an ECMEA member school should become an Active Member of the Association. Upon payment of the prescribed dues, the Active Member shall have the privileges of participation in the activities of the Association including the rights of holding office and voting, admission to General Membership meetings and the authorization to register students for All-County events, in accordance with those specific guidelines. An Active Member will receive the Membership Guide as well as a login and password to the ECMEA website.
School membership. Any school in Erie County, private or public, may become active in the Association upon payment of the prescribed district participation fee. Schools that pay the said fee shall have the privilege of student participation in the activities of the Association.
Retired membership. Retired membership shall be available to former music educators who have retired from teaching, administrative or research positions in music education. Retired members shall have all the privileges of active membership, except the authorization to register students for All-County Festivals.
College Student membership. Any student regularly enrolled in an accredited college or university in the State of New York who is not employed as a full-time teacher, may become a student member of the Association upon payment of prescribed dues. Student members shall have all the privileges of active membership, except the right of voting, holding office and the authorization to register students for All-County Festivals.
Associate membership. Any person concerned with music education may become an Associate Member of the organization upon payment of the prescribed dues. Associate Members shall have all the privileges of Active membership, except holding office, the right of voting and the authorization to register students for All-County Festivals.
To become a new member of ECMEA
Go to SoloChair, set up your new account, print your ECMEA membership invoice and follow the directions found there.
To renew your ECMEA Membership
Go to your SoloChair account, update your current account as needed, print your ECMEA invoice and follow the directions found there.