consider joining the ima

deadline is january 31st

Get involved in a group of like-minded people with a variety of interests in all things music! Our team is always in need of members to help put on our Annual Music Competition.

The benefits of membership

The Illinois Music Association believes that you will find opportunities in our organization to grow and influence a new generation of musicians.

Benefit 1

Only Member’s students receive discounted contest entry fees

Benefit 2

Only Member’s students are eligible to receive college scholarships from the IMA Scholarship Foundation.

Benefit 3

Only Member’s students can be entered in the Memorial Competition which is a separate contest for advanced students with cash awards

Benefit 4

Only Member’s students can view MasterClasses at no charge

Benefit 5

Your Membership supports the IMA and has kept the organization going for 60+ years. Membership pays for the every day expenses of the organization.  Remember, all of the Board Members volunteer their time and effort with no monetary compensation.

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6 Membership Levels


GENERAL - Two or More Individuals

Music Studios, Music Instrument Manufacturers, Music Distributors, Music Publishers

One Year $75

MUSIC TEACHER - An Individual

An Individual
Actively engaged in the education of music students

One Year $40

PROFESSIONAL - An Individual

One whose principal form of livelihood is in the music field:  Performer, Teacher, Music Arranger, Composer, Editor, Publisher, or one whose business is in the Building and Servicing of musical instruments.

One Year $40


A currently enrolled college student, teaching private music lessons and/or a music student-teacher.

One Year $20

Affiliate - An Individual

An individual not in the music field, with no students enrolled in the IMA competition.

One Year $20

student member - An Individual

Any student 17 years old and younger

One Year $10