Music (Instrumental) Associations

Why is this Important?

  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Music (Instrumental) Student Associations

Founded in 1942 , and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League of American Orchestras leads, encourages, and supports America s orchestras while communicating to the public the value and importance of orchestras and the music they perform. Visit

The College Music Society
The College Music Society is a consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music. Visit

American Federation of Musicians
Everyday the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada helps thousands of musicians just like you. We are the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians. Visit

American Composers Forum
We are leading catalysts in an ecosystem that invites generations of composers, artists, advocates, and audiences to pursue this vision with us. Our Mission is to support and advocate for individuals and groups creating music today by demonstrating the vitality and relevance of their art. Visit

National Band Association
The National Band Association, founded on September 11, 1960, is the largest professional organization for bands in the world. It was organized for the purpose of promoting the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music.  Visit