Applications for membership are considered quarterly during meetings of the Board of Directors. Please contact Executive Director Patrick Fennig (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
We are a member-led nonprofit of musicians and clergy serving in the Episcopal Church and internationally within the Anglican Communion. Whether you are an experienced church musician or just beginning your vocation, we welcome you to join us!
Benefits of membership include:
- Discounted rate to attend our annual Conference
- Subscription to The Journal of AAM, our bi-monthly professional publication
- Access to our Placement Service
- Advocacy and professional support through our Professional Concerns and Development Committee and Lay Professional Advocacy Committee
- Access to continuing education grants
- Member-only discussion boards
- Member-only professional resources and musical materials
- An intangible collegial support network
If you’re considering membership, we commend to you an excellent article by Victor Hill: Explaining the AAM Application for Membership.
Friends of AAM
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Recognizing that some individuals not working professionally as church musicians wish to support and contribute to the aims and efforts of AAM, the Association extends a cordial invitation to such persons to become a Friend of AAM. Friends of AAM receive a bi-monthly subscription to The Journal and will be eligible to register at our Annual Conference at the member rate. A portion of your payment is tax-deductible.
Categories of Membership
Regular Musician or Clergy Membership (Annual dues – $120)
- Musicians or clergy who work or commune in The Episcopal Church or the within the Anglican Communion.
Retired Membership (Annual dues – $60)
- Musicians or clergy who work or commune in The Episcopal Church or the within the Anglican Communion who are retired or over the age of 65.
Student Membership (Annual dues – $60)
- Full-time students in accredited academic institutions. Upon leaving full-time student status, the member must pay the dues of a regular member.
Affiliate Membership (Annual dues – $120)
- Musicians or clergy who do not work or commune within The Episcopal Church or within the Anglican Communion. Affiliates of the Association receive all other benefits of Regular Membership except for voting and standing for leadership roles.
In addition to completing an application and paying the application fee, applicants must provide:
- one Letter of Proposal from a member of the Association of at least three years’ standing, and
- two Letters of Support from members of the Association. One of these letters may be from a priest within the Anglican Communion who is not an AAM member.
The Executive Director is able to assist you if you should have difficulty in identifying possible people to propose and support your application. All materials must be submitted by the quarterly application deadline.