Please submit your application online.  

  • You will be asked to join MTNA. All ISMTA members must join MTNA as well.
  • Choose your state affiliation,
  • Choose your local chapter.  
  • If you would prefer to print and mail your membership application (find it in the website), please allow for processing time

All members receive a subscription to MTNA’s award-winning magazine, American Music Teacher. Your students will be able to participate in a variety of programs offered by local chapters. They will also be eligible for state and national performance and composition competitions. Please contact our ISMTA Membership Chair, Junghwa Lee at if you have any questions about how to join.

The Illinois State Music Teachers Association (ISMTA) is affiliated with Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).  If you are interested in the opportunities available through ISMTA/MTNA membership and are concerned about the welfare of music in society, you are invited to join! Members are not required to have a music degree or be affiliated with a music school.

ISMTA Annual State Dues:

Members: $35
Senior: $35
College: $1
Prorate (join between 1/1-6/30/20 New Members only): $17.50