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There are many types of teachers who join ORMTA:


  • Private music teachers who have a degree or diploma in music and teaching experience
  • College and university professors of music
  • School music teachers
  • Specialists in early childhood music education
  • Student teachers who have attained at least a grade 9 or 10 level and are continuing their education

Membership Requirements vary by Membership Type and Subjects Taught.
Select a Membership Type below to view the requirements.


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Active
A member who has attained a degree/diploma (Bachelor of Music or Associate from a Conservatory) in their chosen subject(s) and teaching experience

OR

has attained a performer's diploma from a University or Conservatory along with written pedagogical requirements and also has teaching experience.


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Provisional
Provisional
A member who has attained a degree/diploma in their chosen subject(s) but is still working towards more teaching experience. This Membership has a 2-year probationary period, which may be extended, subject to annual review by the Board of Examiners.

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Affiliate 1
Affiliate 1

A member who:

  -   Has attained a Grade 10 certificate from a recognized Conservatory (or graduated from a Community College music program which would be considered equivalent to Grade 10)
  -   Has passed at least one level of Pedagogy training
  -   Is continuing their studies in order to complete their diploma. Continuing studies must be completed with a teacher from a recognized music institution/University or by attending a minimum   
      of three Pedagogical workshops per year.

Affiliate Members are members of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association. They receive the Canadian Music Teacher magazine, pay CFMTA dues, and are allowed to vote but not to hold office nationally. They are also allowed only one vote at any ORMTA meeting.


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Affiliate 2
Affiliate 2
A member who:

  -   Has attained a Grade 9 certificate from a recognized Conservatory (or graduated from a Community College music program which would be considered equivalent to Grade 10) 
  -   Has passed at least one level of Pedagogy training 
  -   Is continuing their studies in order to complete their diploma. Continuing studies must be completed with a teacher from a recognized music institution/University or by attending a minimum   
      of 3 Pedagogical workshops per year. 

Affiliate Members are members of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association. They receive the Canadian Music Teacher magazine, pay CFMTA dues, and are allowed to vote but not to hold office nationally. They are also allowed only one vote at any ORMTA meeting.

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Auxiliary
Auxiliary
Auxiliary membership is for those who are not music teachers but are supporters of music education and ORMTA's mandate.


*For each Membership Type (other than Auxiliary), you will be required to upload documents to substantiate your educational credentials and/or teaching experience. 

The following document outlines application requirements for specific subjects: