JOIN THE QMTA

Discover the benefits of becoming a member of the QMTA.

WHY JOIN THE QMTA?

More than an association, a musical family.

Active and temporary members from the QMTA:

  • are recognized as a qualified, professional music teacher and have the right to use the designation RMT (Registered Music Teacher).
  • benefit from a personalized  listing in QMTA's Find a teacher directory, thus ensuring referrals.
  • are protected by a $5 million liability insurance.
  • have the opportunity to participate at open meetings, lectures, masterclasses, and recitals which provide interaction with colleagues in the same field and the opportunity to explore pedagogical issues.
  • are informed of musical news, events, and developments in the community.
  • receive free subscriptions to The Canadian Music Teacher, CFMTA's magazine, as well as MusiWeb, QMTA's official e-journal.
  • have the opportunity to become a member of our executive and to help influence the development of music teaching in the province.
  • have your students participate in the Canada Music Week® events: Kids' Club/Santa's recital, Adults' Performance Clubs, CFMTA National Student Composer Competition, CFMTA National Piano Competition, EMVI/Co-op VDI's joint masterclasses and workshops, QMTA Spring Recital and prestigious Montreal Classical Music Festival.
  • have the privilege to attend the biennial CFMTA convention held in different Canadian cities.
  • can submit candidates to represent Quebec at the National Piano Competition at the FCAPM conference.

Membership levels

ACTIVE MEMBER

Active members are recognized as qualified teaching professionals, they are conferred all of the rights, privileges, and obligations of the Association, and are subject to the code of ethics.

Active membership criteria

  • Be 18 years of age and over;
  • To be resident in the province of Quebec;
  • To have a proof of graduate status from a recognized university or institution of music, whose standards are equivalent to or higher than those of the ARCT (Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music);
  • To have at least 5 years of pedagogical experience acquired through either private or institutional teaching.
  • Active members have the right to use the designation RMT (registered music teacher).

Annual membership fee

Aug 15 - Sep 15: $135
September 16 - May 31: $145

PROVISIONAL MEMBER

Provisional members are music teachers who do not quite fulfill the requirements for active membership. The provisional status enables new teachers to gain experience through their students’ participation in QMTA activities.

This status is conferred by the QMTA Board of Directors for a period of up to five years. The provisional member’s status will be upgraded to full (active) membership upon review by the Council based on the member’s increased experience and completion of all active membership criteria.

Provisional members are conferred all of the rights, privileges, and obligations of the Association, and are subject to the code of ethics.

Provisional membership criteria

  • Be 18 years of age and over;
  • To be resident in the province of Quebec;
  • To be working toward a degree meeting the requirements of an active member;
  • To be teaching at a level comparable to the one of an active member.

Insurance coverage takes effect on September 1.

Annual membership fee

Aug 15 - Sep 15: $125
September 16 - May 31: $135

FRIEND MEMBERSHIP

A friend of the QMTA is not a music teacher, but a person who has a deep interest in music and a sincere desire to further the aims and ideals of the Association. Our friend members include piano tuners, music store owners, composers, musicians, accountants, foundation presidents, retired or inactive music teachers, etc.

Friend members cannot be recognized as music teachers. Therefore, while they are entitled to some membership privileges and may attend QMTA activities, they may not present students. Friend members are not covered by insurance.

Friend Membership Criteria

  • Be 18 years of age and over;
  • To be resident in the province of Quebec.

Annual membership fee

August 15 - May 31: $50