Membership

To be a member of the Association, one must hold a degree or diploma from a recognized university or conservatory or meet the necessary qualifications set down by the MRMTA, thus ensuring a high level of training and a commitment to professionalism.


Member Benefits

Benefits of being a member of your Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association and the CFMTA/FCAPM

Directory

A member-controlled online directory of all registered music teachers in Manitoba is available on this website.

Executive Activities

You will be kept informed through newsletters and emails from the Provincial Executive of any activities of interest to the general membership.

Workshops and Masterclasses

A minimum of two workshops are offered annually. Masterclasses with world renowned musicians are invaluable opportunities to members and students alike. See Calendar for details.

Pre-Diploma Group

A subsidiary of the MRMTA for students who are working towards the completion of their diploma, as well as beginning a studio of their own.

Canada Music Week – Music Writing Competition

Young composers can enter the Music Writing Competition sponsored by CFMTA. Provincial winners compete in the Canada-wide judging.

Musicthon

Have your students participate in the annual Musicthon. A fundraiser held each February in co-operation with “Variety, the Children’s Charity” – Kids Helping Kids.

Scholarship Competition

Your students can participate in the annual Scholarship Series Competition sponsored by the MRMTA.

CFMTA Young Artist Series

A concert tour to provide experience for budding young musicians in the West. For your advanced students (Diploma level).

CFMTA Scholarship Competition

A scholarship competition is held at the biennial convention in specific disciplines with a variety of monetary prizes available to advanced students. Provincial winners are sent to the national competition.

Some other ways membership is beneficial:

  • Support through communication, advocacy and professional development
  • “The Canadian Music Teacher”, our official magazine, published 3 times a year containing articles and reviews
  • News of first release publications
  • Biennial conventions
  • Scholarships and Awards for students
  • Access to Young Artist Series
  • Canada Music Week® Music Writing Competitions
  • Awards for Teachers
  • Teacher/student referrals through its Provincial Associations
  • Participation in Collaborative events on national and international levels
  • Access to a National body helping to shape musical education in Canada
  • Access to reduced rates on home and Auto insurance thru The Personal

Become a Member

Become a Member

To be a member of the Association, one must hold a degree or diploma from a recognized university or conservatory or meet the necessary qualifications set down by the MRMTA, thus ensuring a high level of training and a commitment to professionalism.

The following levels of membership are available.

  • Full Membership - $205 (includes a refundable volunteer fee)
  • Interim Membership - $96
  • Pre-Diploma Group - $40
  • Retired Membership - $51

Full Membership:

One of the following qualifications is required.

  • A music degree (Bachelor of Music or higher) from a recognized postsecondary institution, with evidence of training in pedagogy and documentation of two years of successful teaching experience;
  • An Associate or Licentiate Teacher’s Diploma from a recognized institution and documentation of two years of successful teaching experience;
  • An Associate or Licentiate Performer’s Diploma from a recognized institution, with evidence of training in pedagogy and documentation of two years of successful teaching experience;
  • An established reputation as a distinguished artist in the field of performance or teaching, as accepted by the Membership Committee;
  • An established reputation as a teacher with a completed Grade 10, a minimum of ten years experience and documentation of successful teaching.

Interim Membership:

One of the following qualifications is required. Interim Membership will only be granted until the requirements for Full Membership have been met, at which time an Interim Member may apply for Full Membership.

  • All requirements for Full Membership have been met, except for the documentation of two years of successful teaching experience;
  • An established reputation as a teacher with a complete Grade 10, a minimum of six years experience and documentation of successful teaching.
    • Interim Membership is subject to periodic review by the Membership Committee.
    • Interim Members may apply for Full Membership once requirements have been completed.

Student Teacher Membership:

The following qualifications are required.

  • Applicants must have completed Grade 9 and must be studying with a Full Member.
  • All Winnipeg & Region Pre-Diploma Group members can be Student Members,including those who only have a complete Grade 8.
  • Applicant must be 18 years or older.
    • Student Teacher applicants must submit a reference letter from their teacher.
    • Student Teacher Membership is subject to periodic review by the Membership Committee.
    • Student Teacher Members may apply for Full Membership once requirements have been completed

Retired Membership:

Retired Membership may be granted to any member who is no longer teaching. Retired Members shall enjoy Full Membership privileges. Application for this category of membership must be made in writing to the Registrar who will submit it to the Executive for approval.

For more detailed information about membership criteria click here

MRMTA Membership Criteria

Applications for membership can be submitted here.

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Pre-Diploma

Pre-Diploma Group

A subsidiary of the MRMTA for students who are working towards the completion of their diploma, as well as beginning a studio of their own.

What is Pre-Diploma Group?

A membership of aspiring music teachers who gather to develop skills as teachers and performers.

Who is eligible for Membership?

  • Must be studying with, and be sponsored by, a Registered Music Teacher
  • Must currently be studying at the Grade 9 level (minimum) in voice or the instrument of their choice OR Must be enrolled in an accredited university music program.
  • Piano only – must have completed both practical and theoretical requirements for Grade 8 and studying towards the RCM Elementary Level of the Piano Pedagogy Certificate with a Registered Music Teacher.

When, Where and How Much?

  • Pre-Diploma Group meets 4 times a year, for 1 meeting of welcome in September, 2 workshops and 1 masterclass with distinguished clinicians. Usually on Sundays, in the afternoon. The venue will be announced before each event.
  • Annual Membership fee: $40.00
  • Workshop fee for Members: $5.00
  • Workshop fee for Guests/Non-Members: $15.00 (one meeting only)

What are the Membership benefits?

  • Opportunities for sharing and exchanging ideas and concerns facing new music teachers
  • Workshops on topics such as performance anxiety, repertoire and setting up a studio etc.
  • Performance opportunities
  • Masterclasses with distinguished clinicians
  • Access to a library with a wide variety of professional resources
  • Networking with colleagues and mentors
  • Opportunity to attend regular MRMTA Branch meetings, workshops or clinics sponsored by MRMTA

For more information please contact either:

Member Resources

2017/2018 Membership Renewal Form

You can find a downloadable version of the Membership-Renewal-2017-2018

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Insurance Information

All members of the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association are eligible for the insurance coverage provided through the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Association. Please visit the following link for more information. www.cfmta.org

Children's Art Tax Credit

The Next Phase Of Canada’s Economic Action Plan Children’s Arts Tax Credit

Millions of Canadians enroll their children in artistic, cultural, recreational and developmental activities each and every year. These activities contribute to a child’s development and help create Canada’s next great artists. To help with the costs associated with children’s arts activities, the Next Phase of Canada’s
Economic Action Plan proposes to introduce a Children’s Arts Tax Credit. The credit will be available for a wide range of activities that contribute to a child’s development and are not eligible for the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit .The Children’s Arts Tax Credit builds on the Government’s actions to help parents and their children, such as the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit, which provides tax relief for fees paid for children’s activities such as hockey, soccer, basketball, gymnastics and baseball. Close to 1.4 million individuals benefi t from the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit each year.

How The Children’s Arts Tax Credit Will Work

Parents will be able to claim the 15-percent non-refundable Children’s Arts Tax Credit on up to $500 of qualifying expenses per child incurred in 2011 and future years for a child who is under age 16 at the beginning of the tax year. The age limit will be 18 for children eligible for the Disability Tax Credit, and an additional $500 amount will be provided in those instances.

To qualify for the Children’s Arts Tax Credit, a program must be:

  • ongoing (either a minimum of once a week for at least eight weeks’ duration, or five consecutive days);
  • supervised; and suitable for children.

For more information please visit:
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/bdgt/2011/qa01-eng.html

Download the Children’s Art Tax Credit FAQ

School Credits Information

Canada has two nationally accredited conservatories of music, Conservatory Canada and the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Achievement in their Certification Programs is recognized for credit toward secondary school graduation in many school systems across Canada.

Each Ministry of Education determines accreditation for their provinces. The chart below outlines the high school accreditation policies of each province. Students should consult with their private music teacher or high school guidance counselor for more details.

School Credits Information Table