Membership Overview

The next deadline to submit applications and proposing/supporting statements for membership candidates is April 10, 2023.
Applications for membership are considered quarterly during meetings of the Board of Directors. Please contact Executive Director Patrick Fennig ( with any questions.

The Processional Hymn of Choral Evensong at All Saints Episcopal Church during the 2022 Richmond Conference.

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:


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.

Become a Friend

Categories of Membership

Regular Musician or Clergy Membership (Annual dues – $120)

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.

Membership Process

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.

Membership Application Forms