Institutional Membership



Dear Director,

As you know, good musicians require good teachers - and good teachers require our support. Having an organization to advocate on behalf of music and music education, by setting professional standards and providing professional development will greatly raise the profile of music education in India.

Our goal is to be an association that redefines and moves music education in India to the forefront, fighting for resources, proper acknowledgement, and training for music educators, spreading the joy of music to children of all needs in India.

How can you help?

  • Please encourage your teachers to become Individual Members of WMEA, Memberships to WMEA at the Individual level will provide teachers with ALL of the WMEA/NAfME benefits, plus a 25% discount to attend our 5th Annual Conference, on August 4th, 2019, Delhi.
  • *NEW* Consider our Institutional Membership, specifically designed for Music Schools such as yours. The benefits for an Institutional Membership include resources from WMEA, and NAfME, the largest Music Education Association in the world, to help support your own teachers, discounts to our annual conference, and much, much more. 

Music Education is everyone’s right. Help us spread the power of music to all children, advocate for your school, and support your teachers the way that they deserve!

This is a huge undertaking in India, and we need your help to join and further the cause!

Institutional Membership (e.g. Music Schools, Academic Schools)

The purpose of this membership is to avail of professional development support for your faculty members, gain recognition from WMEA/NAfME and have opportunities to advertise with WMEA.

Membership Benefits:

Credentialing Certificates

  • Developed Exclusively for WMEA members, and administered and monitored by experts from NAfME in the US
  • Choir Credentialing: Levels I-IV (Level I only available)
  • Learn from experts in the US, basic conducting techniques, choir music repertoire selection, and much more!
  • General Education Credentialing: (in progress)
  • Music Education Essentials (reading sheet music, fundamentals of teaching guitar, keyboard, etc. ) (in progress)

Free and Discounted Resources

  • Free journals with a wealth of knowledge
  • Music Educators Journal
  • Teaching Music Journal
  • Journal of Research in Music Education
  • 25% Discount on all NAfME published resources with Rowman & Littlefield (available in print and as eBooks). 

Expertise and advice  

  • Music teaching and learning
  • Training for classroom teachers, instruments and voice lessons
  • Free access to how and what to teach in your classroom including lesson plans
  • International and National level experts to answer your questions
  • 80% savings on the NAfME Academy website (online seminars) 

Music Advocacy 

  • Influence and educate policymakers about the need for formal music education

Direct Discounts 

  • from music vendors in India (10% Discount at Furtados, Musee Musical)

Professional Support

  • Taxation and Accountancy help for Musicians (income tax, GST, etc)
  • Law (consultancy and cost effective legal support)
  • Contract writing for private teachers
  • Advocacy tips for you as a music teacher to advance in your profession

Other Benefits

  • 25% discount to all their faculty at the Annual Conference
  • 25% discount on the participation fee for all WMEA events to all their faculty members
  • WMEA/NAfME Membership for the head of the school who will have access of WMEA/NAfME resources including subscription to NAfME Academy. These resources may be used to further the quality of music education at the institute
  • Faculty of the institute may avail a 15% discount on membership fees. Proof of their employment at the institute is mandatory
  • Complimentary application for the Choir Festival
  • Certificate from WMEA/NAfME for supporting the Association
  • Receive the WMEA Newsletters keeping you up to date on Music Education in India. Submit articles and promote your own program through the newsletter. 
  • Opportunity to avail 25% discount (on below mentioned charges) (valid for a year) on adverts in our Newsletters, Website and Vendor sponsorship at the conference by opting for the Advert Pack.

Charges for Vendor Space: INR 9,000/-

Newsletter Advertisement for your School 

  • Full page INR 7,500/-
  • Half page INR 5,000/-
  • Quarter-page INR 2,500/-


Annual Membership: Rs.19,900/-

Advert Pack: Rs.4,990/-

Join WMEA and support our mission to provide an excellent music education for all!!



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About WMEA India

The Western Music Education Association (WMEA) is a non-profit company formed to support music education across India. The mission of the Association is to positively affect music learning in India by providing institutional guidance and quality professional development for music teachers.


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