About TMEA Membership

Texas Music Educators Association is a professional association of almost 20,000 members, including 13,800 K–college music educators and 4,000 college music students. TMEA is dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. Learn more.

Our Structure

TMEA is organized into 33 geographic Regions across the state, and TMEA members belong to one of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary, College. TMEA members elect Region and state officers who represent them and administer TMEA’s business and programming. TMEA’s staff consists of nine full-time employees who work at the TMEA office in Austin.

Who Can Join

Our membership consists primarily of music educators (active and retired), college music students, and music industry partners; however, anyone who wants to support the work of our association can become a member. Join TMEA.

Why Join TMEA?

While TMEA membership offers tangible benefits, being a member is also your way of supporting music education for all students and helping ensure the future of this profession.

These are just a few of the reasons to join TMEA:

  • To access a myriad of member benefits, such as low-cost liability insurance, online and printed pedagogical and advocacy materials, and access to group health insurance.
  • To experience the best music educator professional development at our annual convention and Region workshops.
  • To sponsor your students in TMEA programs, including our audition process and Texas Future Music Educators.
  • To have your voice heard at the state level, where TMEA leaders advocate to the Texas Legislature and State Board of Education on your and your students’ behalf.
  • To support music education for all and the future of this profession.


Top Priorities for New Members
  • Get Liability Insurance Coverage: TMEA offers members a low-cost option ($30/annually) for this policy that every educator should purchase. When you join, add this coverage!
  • Join Our Mentoring Network: TMEA members can enroll in this valuable program and connect with an experienced teacher who is ready to help you succeed!
  • Attend Your Region Meetings: Our 33 Regions carry out TMEA’s objectives and programs. Regions meet three times annually, and these meetings are your opportunity to connect with others and stay updated on TMEA opportunities.
  • Attend the Clinic/Convention: At TMEA’s annual convention, you’ll learn from master music educators, get inspired by elementary through university ensembles, and stretch your budget in our huge exhibit hall.
  • Contact Us: We are here to help you succeed, and while we might not have every answer, we will always help you find it. Don’t hesitate to reach out.
  • Facebook and Instagram: Connect with us online, and when you post something great about music education, tag TMEA!

Need Help?

For questions about membership, email Membership Manager Susan Daugherty.