Music Educators Associations

If you are running a private music teaching practice, it’s important for you to stay connected to your peers, stay up to date on events that might help your students and take advantage of professional development opportunities. Additionally, parents and other clients with discerning tastes will generally take this sort of membership as a sign that you take your profession seriously. Most regions have music educators associations or something similar, that do just that!



Aims of QMEA

  • To promote and advance music education in Quebec.
  • To hold conferences, meetings, and exhibitions for the discussion of issues, development of skills and strategies, and exchange of views in matters relating to music education.
  • To encourage all teachers of music to become active members of the Association.
  • To facilitate an exchange of information within the Association, and between the membership and other music/arts organizations, relevant professional organizations and government agencies.



Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association


The Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ORMTA) is a not-for-profit provincial organization managed by a volunteer council and comprised of more than 1300 Registered Music Teachers and related members across Ontario.

The aim of the ORMTA is to encourage and provide the highest calibre of music education possible and to promote exceptional standards of music in each community.

To become a Registered Music Teacher (R.M.T.), one must hold a degree or diploma from a recognized university or conservatory, along with established credentials in teaching music, thus ensuring an exemplary level of commitment to professionalism.

Outside of Quebec and Ontario:

Music teachers outside of Quebec and Ontarion might want to find a local association through the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations.

The QMEA Music Festival = A great opportunity for everyone!

QMEA Montreal Music Festival

Looking for an opportunity to take music out of the classroom? The QMEA Music Festival is the answer!

Performing for an audience and with your peers is a great way to pump up your motivation or that of your kids. You don’t need to be a professional or have professional aspirations to take part in performance opportunities. On the contrary, this might be just what you need to get you fired up for another season of self-improvement and sharing your love of music with others.

Welcoming every year nearly 200 participants from Montreal and its surrounding areas, the Quebec Music Educators’ Association Music Festival is an opportunity for students of (almost) any instruments to perform, get some constructive feedback, and compete for medals, gifts, bursaries and certificates! Although the festival is mostly aimed at students between the ages of 3 and 28, our newly created open classes will allow the adult student to participate as well.

Here’s why you should participate:

  • Motivation to improve your playing
  • See/hear what others are doing
  • Give yourself a push
  • Participation is not expensive ($25-$45)
  • Create lasting memories
  • Achieve a new personal best
  • Set clear personal goals

What: Quebec Music Educators’ Association Music Festival
Who: Everyone is welcome to participate!
Where: Downtown Montreal in the McGill University Music Building
When: Application deadline: April 1st, 2013 / Festival: May 17-18, 2013
Why: See above list
How: Applications forms available here:


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