|The Music Teachers' Association of California,
incorporated in 1897, is a professional organization of approximately
4,200 members. Throughout its 100 year history, MTAC has dedicated
its efforts towards the pursuit of excellence in music education.
You are invited to join the MTAC-Northern San Diego Branch.
If you are a resident within Northern San Diego County, you
will find several types of membership for the Music Teachers’
Association of California available: Active, Provisional,
Student or Associate.
Active | Provisional | Student | Affiliate | Contributory
Active: To be an active member, you must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in music from an accredited institution and a minimum of two years of music teaching experience.
Provisional with a Degree: This is for the applicant who has a degree in music, but does not have the two year’s teaching experience.
Provisional without a Degree: This is for the applicant who may not have a degree in music, but has had formal training and experience in music.
Student: This is for the college student who wants to become part of the Association.
Associate: This is for businesses such as music stores, dealers, and piano tuners.
Contributory Member: MTAC members of the
San Diego and Temecula Branch may become Contributory Members
of our Branch. The forms are available from our Branch Membership
Annual Membership Fees:
Active, Provisional and Associate: $122.00
New Member: Add application fee of $35.00 for a total of $157.00
- Membership dues must be sent to the State Office.
- Members must pay a reinstatement fee to restore their memberships
if the dues are postmarked after this date.
- To be eligible for Certificate of Merit participation, new
membership applications and reinstatement requests must be
accurately completed and submitted to the State Office, postmarked
on or before this date.
– Contributory members must submit their application
to our Branch Secretary.
– Membership transfers must be accurately completed
and submitted to the State Office, postmarked on or before
this date to be eligible for Certificate of Merit participation
and other State Programs.
– To be eligible for all other State Programs, new membership
applications and reinstatement requests must be submitted
to the State Office.
– New member dues postmarked on or before February 28
apply to the current fiscal year. Dues postmarked after that
date cover the subsequent fiscal year and include membership
for the remainder of the current fiscal year.
Membership applications are available from the State Office.
Please see their website at www.MTAC.org.
Under the Membership category, you will be directed to the
appropriate forms to download. The Northern San Diego County
Branch accepts members who live within the boundaries of Northern
San Diego County or have a majority of their students living
in that area.
As a member of the Northern San Diego Branch, we have certain
expectations and requirements of our members. You are asked
to attend at least two meetings a year, and are encouraged
to attend more. We also expect teachers who have students
in Festivals and Certificate of Merit to work a specified
number of hours at or prior to these events. We are proud
of our organization and know that to maintain excellence,
it is necessary for all members to contribute in any way they
For additional information regarding membership, please call
our membership secretary
(see NSDMTAC Board)