Organizational Relationships


Professional Organizations
Below is a list of professional organizations that music students may consider joining. These organizations provide educational journals and periodicals and regional, state, national, and international conferences that are most beneficial to any musician. Students are encouraged to seek more information about these through library holdings and Internet websites.

Elementary
Organization of American Kodaly Educators
American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Association of the Friends of Jaques-Dalcroze
Gordon Institute of Music Learning
Suzuki Association of the Americas

General / Education
Music Educators National Conference
Texas Music Educators Association
Texas Music Educators Conference
Texas Association of Music Schools
International Association of Jazz Educators
National Association of Schools of Music
Music Teacher National Association

Vocal / Choral
National Association of Teachers of Singing
American Choral Directors Association
Texas Choral Directors Association
American Choral Directors Association
Choristers Guild


Band Directors
Texas Bandmasters Association
National Bandmasters Association
Association of Texas Small School Bands
Christian Instrumentalists and Directors Association


Instrumental
American Guild of Organist

Piano Technicians Guild
Music Teacher National Association
The National Guild of Piano Teachers

American String Teacher Association
Violin Society of America
American Viola Society
International Society of Bassists

The National Flute Association
International Double-Reed Society
International Clarinet Association
International Saxophone Homepage

International Trumpet Guild
International Horn Society
International Trombone Association
International Tuba Euphonium Association

Percussive Arts Society
Percussive Arts Society International Conference


Theory / Composition
Society for Music Theory
American Composers Forum
Broadcast Music International
International Computer Music Association
Society of Composers, Inc.


Church Musicians

BGCT Center for Music and Worship

Worship and Church Music

The Cyber Hymnal

Center for Church usic - Songs and Hymns

The Church Music Report

Service Music: Music for Church Worship

Worship Resource Center


College / University
College Music Society
National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors
College Band Directors National Association


Industry / Advocacy
National Association of Music Merchants


Music Therapy
American Music Therapy Association

Student Organizations
Tau Beta Sigma
Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma are honorary service organizations whose sole purpose is to serve the college or university band programs through service projects, fundraisers, social events and other projects as needed. Tau Beta Sigma operates primarily as a student service and leadership recognition society whose chief aim is to assist the directors in developing the leadership and enthusiasm that they require of their band. Our goals are not only to provide the band with organized and concentrated service activities, but to give our membership valid and wholesome experiences in organization, leadership, and social contacts. The honorary nature of membership is based on our premise that "it is an honor to be selected to serve" this band, its department of music, its sponsoring institution, and the cause of band music in the nations colleges and universities. On the local level, chapter responsibilities include concentrated service activities as well as providing the intangible items of morale, spirit, enthusiasm, atmosphere, and attitude within the band. As noted in the Preamble of our Constitution and as charged in much of our Ritual, the cultivation and maintenance of an agreeable and enthusiastic attitude is mandatory for all of our members, and this serves to foster the wholesome and cooperative spirit that each director wants for his/her band. For more information, visit the KKY/TBS website at www.kkytbs.org.

Kappa Kappa Psi
Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma are honorary service organizations whose sole purpose is to serve the college or university band programs through service projects, fundraisers, social events and other projects as needed. Kappa Kappa Psi operates primarily as a student service and leadership recognition society whose chief aim is to assist the Director of Bands in developing the leadership and enthusiasm that is required of his/her band. Our goals are to provide the band not only with organized and concentrated service activities, but to give our membership valid and wholesome experiences in organization, leadership and social contracts. The honorary nature of membership is based on our premise that "it is an honor to be selected to serve" this band, its department of music, its sponsoring institution, and the cause of band music in the nation's colleges and universities. On the local level, chapter responsibilities include numerous concentrated service projects as well as providing the intangible items of morale, spirit, enthusiasm, atmosphere, and attitude within the band. As noted in the preamble of our Constitution and as charged in much of our Ritual, the cultivation and maintenance of an agreeable and enthusiastic attitude is mandatory for all our members, and this serves to foster the wholesome and cooperative spirit that each Director of Bands wants for their band. For more information visit the KKY/TBS website www.kkytbs.org.