The New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers’ Association is a professional association for music teachers in New Brunswick and is available to those who teach music privately or in the school system.


NBRMTA’s Act of Incorporation has been amended to allow for three classes of membership:

I. Active Registered Membership

1. Active Registered Membership is open to anyone who:
A. Is eighteen years of age or older
B. Is living or teaching in New Brunswick
C. Possesses one or more of the following qualifications:
i.    Has a degree or diploma equivalent to that of a teaching/performing associateship or licentiate from any School of Music, Conservatory, or University recognized by the Board of Examiners.
ii.    Has been teaching music in a professional capacity and under conditions satisfactory to the Board of Examiners for at least two years, or has passed such tests and examinations and has satisfied such conditions as to teaching experience as may be required by the Board of Examiners.
iii.    Is a member in good standing of a Registered Music Teachers’ Association of a province other than New Brunswick and who presents a letter of transfer and submits a New Brunswick application form.
iv.    Has an established reputation in the fields of performance and teaching, and the application is approved by the Board of Examiners.

2. Active Registered members shall be entitled to use the designation “Registered Music Teacher” or the abbreviation “R.M.T.” so long as dues are not in arrears.

3. An applicant for membership shall submit an official application form and required documentation as determined by the Board of Examiners and outlined in the current Policy & Procedure Manual of the Association.

II. Active Affiliate Membership
1. Active Affiliate Membership is open to anyone who:
A. Is sixteen years of age or older
B. Is living or teaching in New Brunswick
C. Possesses one or more of the following qualifications:
i. Has a certificate equivalent to that of Grade 8 Practical and Advanced Rudiments from any School of Music, Conservatory, or University recognized by the Board of Examiners.
ii. Has satisfied such conditions as to teaching experience as may be required by the Board of Examiners.
iii. Is an Affiliated member in good standing of a Registered Music Teachers’ Association of a province other than New Brunswick and who presents a letter of transfer and completes a New Brunswick application form.

2. Active Affiliated members shall be entitled to use the designation “Affiliated Music Teacher” or the abbreviation “A.M.T.” so long as dues are not in arrears.
3. An applicant for membership shall submit an official application form and required documentation as determined by the Board of Examiners and outlined in the current Policy & Procedure Manual of the Association.

III. Life Membership
An Active Member shall be made a Life Member upon recommendation of the Council. A Life Member shall have all the privileges of membership without payment of annual dues. They will be responsible for their own insurance premium.


Membership benefits include:

♫ Automatic membership in the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations.

♫ Entitlement to use the professional designation “Registered Music Teacher” or the
abbreviation “R.M.T.”.

♫ Information and access to professional development opportunities, including the
CFMTA/FCAPM Certificate of Recognition for Professional Achievement, workshops
at the local, provincial, national and international levels, biennial national convention.

♫ $5,000,000 limited liability insurance  for your home/rental studio as well as preferred
rates for car and home insurance, through Personal Insurance Company.

♫ Student access to workshops, master classes and the Music Volunteer Award certificate
for their volunteer participation and services in music activities.

♫ Access to participation in provincial & national programs like The National Piano Competition, The Atlantic Young Artist Competition, The Student Composer Competition, as well as opportunities for funding from CFMTA/FCAPM for unique projects with your students & colleagues.

♫ Opportunities to serve as provincial /national council members helping to direct and
build both music education and the role of the music teacher in our province and our
country.

For more information about joining the NBRMTA, please contact our Registrar.


Membership Fees for the New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers' Association

Please note: All active members are required to purchase the $5,000,000 insurance

Full membership (with insurance) is $135.00 per year.

Affiliate membership (with insurance) is $135.00 per year.

Full Membership (no insurance - only available to non-active/retired teachers) is $95.00 per year.

Student Membership (including insurance) is $95.00 per year.


New Membership/Transfer of Membership Application Needs

If you are applying for new membership to the New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers' Association for the first time and you have a music degree, you will be required to provide proof of such with a copy of the degree (PDF or JPG format). You will be prompted to upload this within the online application form below.

If you are applying as a new member to the New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers' Association without a music degree, you will be asked to upload a CV/Bio (Word or PDF format) of your teaching history, as well as three letters of recommendation regarding your teaching from music teacher colleagues (Word or PDF format) to be uploaded within the online application form.

If you are applying for a student membership to the New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers' Association, you will need to provide a copy of your student ID (PDF or JPG format), uploaded within the online application form.

If you are requesting a transfer of membership from another music teachers' association, please provide a letter of transfer from your current association (Word or PDF format, which will be uploaded within the online application form below) as well as the name of the association you are transferring from and the name, phone number and email address of the Registrar of that association.

You will also be required to pay the applicable membership fee upon completion of the online membership form. You may pay via PayPal or e-transfer. Please note that PayPal charges an additional fee of 3.75% to this transaction. If paying by e-transfer, you must go to your own lineline banking system and transfer the funds to treasurer@nbrmta.com

Membership Renewal Needs

To renew your membership, please complete the Online Membership Renewal Form available below. Please update your personal and teaching information that will be listed within the directory. You will also be required to pay the applicable membership fee upon completion of the online membership renewal form. You may pay via PayPal or e-transfer. Please note that PayPal charges an additional fee of 3.75% to this transaction and you will be automatically directed to PayPal at the submission of this form if you select that payment option. If you select the e-transfer payment option, your form will be submitted, then you will have to go to your own online banking system to transfer the funds to treasurer@nbrmta.com


To complete the online registration form as a NEW NBRMTA member, or to TRANSFER membership from another Registered Music Teacher Association to the New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers' Association, please click here.


To RENEW your NBRMTA membership, please complete the online registration form here.