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Chicago Flute Club


Chicago Flute Club Website

The Chicago Flute Club seeks to foster the highest artistic potential of all its members through teaching, listening and performing. We provide a forum for activities of interest to flutists of all ages and abilities. Our activities are designed to promote, encourage, and nurture appreciation of flute music and technique, as well as provide an opportunity for social interaction among flutists.


Activities that the club offers:

  • Recitals and Masterclasses with internationally acclaimed artists
  • Biennial Flute Festivals
  • Workshops and Lectures/Demonstrations
  • Teachers' Exchanges: panel discussions on flute pedagogy
  • Annual Student Competitions (Elementary, Junior, and Senior Divisions)
  • Annual Adult Competitions
  • Flute Choir Reading Sessions
  • Young Performers' Masterclasses
  • Annual Member Showcases
  • Concerts of newly published/commissioned works for flute

Become a Member


The Chicago Flute Club welcomes you to experience an incredible year with our biennial flute festival From Chicago to the Cosmos and Beyond…, the continuation of our innovative Fluting with the Stars series, educational Flute Forums, high-level competitions, and fun flute choir reading sessions. This season we are offering virtual masterclasses, workshops, and events with some of the finest flutists from around the world to inform and enlighten our valued members. Recordings and other resources from these events will be available for viewing to our members only. Not only that but members will also be able to access all the recordings from the 2020-2021 extraordinary Fluting with the Stars and Forum series. Our quarterly journal, Pipeline, will keep you informed about flute news and events, as well as provide information on services and opportunities available to you. And, of course, we will once again, host our Annual Student Competition and the Donald Peck International Flute Competition. Members will be invited to perform in an Online Flute Choir as well as our Annual Member (Virtual) Showcase. As you can see, now is a great time to join the Chicago Flute Club and enjoy a full year of fascinating flute events!  


Click here and scroll down for all membership options and pricing information.

National Flute Association


National Flute Association Website


The National Flute Association (NFA) was founded in 1972 as a common ground for flutists to exchange ideas and inspiration and has expanded in the decades since to include a quarterly magazine, an annual convention, and a dynamic assortment of scholarship programs, commissions, and member-driven initiatives. More than 3,000 people from all 50 states and more than 40 countries are NFA members, including leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages. With 27 committees and more than 400 volunteers and appointees, the NFA finds its heartbeat in its members, who keep the gears turning at full speed with their passion and limitless supply of ideas. The NFA values and celebrates the contributions of all its stakeholders and is committed to growing as a diverse and equitable organization.


NFA internships are a great opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students to gain valuable experience in arts nonprofit administration. The NFA offers a fun, supportive environment for interns to build skills and explore career opportunities in the music world and beyond.

The NFA offers two internship programs: Office Internships and Convention Internships. To read more about these unique opportunities click here.



The NFA provides financial support for promising students with scholarships named after flutists whose involvement in the NFA helped shape its vision and energy.


  • The Frances Blaisdell Convention Scholarship, named for the pioneering pedagogue and flutist, provides financial assistance to a U.S. student to attend the NFA convention.

  • The Myrna Brown International Scholarship, named for the NFA’s first executive director and a passionate advocate for cultural exchanges through music, provides financial assistance to a flutist from a non-U.S. country to attend the NFA convention. Scholarship awarded biennially.
  • The Geoffrey Gilbert Scholarship prize is awarded to the NFA High School Soloist Competition first-place winner for further flute study with any teacher who is a member of the NFA. More info can be found on scholarship page.

  • The Deveau Scholarship is awarded for the outstanding performance of the NFA High School Soloist Competition commissioned work. More info can be found on scholarship page.

  • The First Generation in College Scholarship aims to support and develop educational and career opportunities for talented, first generation in college students.

 Quarterly ITG Journals:

  •  These 100+ page Journals feature regular columns, host discussions on all things trumpet, and cover various topics.  ITG Print memberships include print versions of the ITG Journal. 

Unrestricted site access:

  • Explore the multiple areas of our website without hindrances!
  • NEW  ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE ARCHIVES OF THE ITG JOURNALS from 1975 to the present, including over 60 pieces of sheet music.

 Exclusive discounts:

  •  Receive discounts to the ITG Annual Conference. 

 Free extras:

  •  New music, booklets, and workshops!
  • Free Music Download of "Military Band Excerpts for Trumpet " will be available to all 2020-21 members beginning May 1, 2021!
Click here to join now
Examples of typical positions seen on the NFA Job Board include teaching positions, flute manufacturing jobs, arts administration positions, performance positions such as principal or second chairs, graduate assistant positions, or music librarians. We welcome other types of positions that align with the criteria stated above.


Click here to submit a job notice.

Click here to search job postings.

Once your listing has been submitted, it will be approved or denied within the next two business days. Approved listings will immediately appear on the board. For listings that are denied, you will be notified as such with an email and the chance to update. 

International Double Reed Society

Link to IDRS Website



Established in December 1971, the International Double Reed Society (oboe and bassoon family), is a member-based organization made up of professional double reed players, amateurs, hobbyists, university/college instructors, music teachers, institutions, instrument manufacturers, double reed product retailers, reed makers, and enthusiasts. The society has over 3,000 members from 56 countries.


 IDRS members join a vibrant network of double reed enthusiasts from around the world—3,000 and counting! Our annual conference brings together the largest gathering of oboists, English hornists, bassoonists, and contrabassoonists from around the globe while featuring world-class performances, competitions, master classes, and vendors of double reed instruments, merchandise, and music.

Membership Benefits

E Newsletter:

  • Subscription to the IDRS monthly e-newsletter with trending double reed news and important IDRS updates

Membership Rates:

  • Discounted Membership rates at the annual IDRS Conference.

Membership Resources:

  • Full access to, including conference videos, livestreaming, past publications, and a Member Directory.

International Competitions:

  • Opportunities to compete in the annual Gillet-Fox and Young Artist international competitions.

The Double Reed:

  • Receive our quarterly print journal, The Double Reed, in the mail and online.

Instrument Insurance:

  • Access to IDRS group insurance policy rates through Clarion Musical Instrument Insurance.
Click here to join IDRS


Upcoming Conferences

Upcoming Competitions

International Clarinet Association

Link to ICA Website


The International Clarinet Association is the main international organization bringing together players of the clarinet. It is based in Columbus, Ohio, United States. The ICA publishes The Clarinet, a quarterly journal, produces an annual festival known as ClarinetFest, supports a research library and score collection, and in other ways advances the international study of the clarinet.


Membership Benefits



  • Subscription to The Clarinet – the official, quarterly publication of the International Clarinet Association.
  • Masterclasses, Music, and More! – join us at the annual ClarinetFest® where you may attend masterclasses, concerts, lectures, and special events. It’s a great opportunity to meet clarinet players from all over the world.
  • Anderson Musical Instrument Insurance Solutions, LLC – ICA members who remain in good standing are eligible to receive discounted clarinet insurance through Anderson Musical Instrument Insurance Solutions, LLC.
  • Naxos Music Library – all ICA members have complimentary access to the Naxos Music Library.
  • Research Center – the International Clarinet Association has a vast selection of music and research materials which is maintained at the University of Maryland’s Special Collection Library. Members are permitted to borrow items in person or via mail.
  • Competitions – each year the International Clarinet Association sponsors competitions in the fields of composition, research, and performance.
  • NEW! Forza Clarinet Excerpts – Free Clarion Membership with Forza Clarinet Excerpts (Membership Normally £25; just £10 for ICA Members).
All membership options and rates can be found here.


Events and Competitions

ICA offers a whole host of events that can be found here.

ICA also offers a wide range of competitions such as young artist competitions, high school competitions, research competitions, orchestral audition competitions, and composition competition.

North American Saxophone Alliance


Link to NASA Website



The North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) is a Non-profit organization comprised of performers, teachers, students, scholars, and enthusiasts of the saxophone.

The mission of the Alliance is to provide resources for saxophonists at all levels of skill, of all ages and backgrounds, and of varied musical styles by disseminating information about saxophone performance and pedagogy, by providing opportunities for music making, by fostering and facilitating the creation of new repertoire, by providing a communication network, and by promoting the musical activities of its members.


Membership Benefits


  • Free admission to regional conferences and member rates for the biennial conference
  • Conference performance opportunities
  • Access to conference programs
  • Master classes, concerts, lectures, and discussions
  • Competitions during regional and biennial conferences — classical, quartet, and jazz improvisation
  • Subscription to The Saxophone Symposium, the NASA scholarly journal

Membership Rates


  • Under 30 years of age —---> $50
  • General Membership —---> $75
  • Contributing Member ($75 membership + $25 donation) —---> $100
  • Patron Member ($75 membership + $75 donation) —---> $150
  • Benefactor Member ($75 membership + $225 donation) —---> $300
  • Senior (65+) —---> $60
  • Middle School / High School Program Membership (includes one director and the saxophonists in their program) —---> $150
  • Institutions (For College and University Libraries) —---> $99


How to get Involved


You can join NASA by one of the following methods:


  1. Fill out the online form and join using your credit card.
  2. Download, print, and mail in this page (PDF format). Send it with your check, money order, or credit card information in U.S. funds to:

Matt Younglove

North American Saxophone Alliance

14070 Proton Rd., Suite 100

Dallas, TX 75244

[email protected]


Make checks payable to North American Saxophone Alliance. Outside United States: You must remit U.S. funds by bank draft or money order.

The International Trumpet Guild

The International Trumpet Guild Website

The International Trumpet Guild is a world-wide organization of trumpeters, formed to promote communication among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet. The organization's approximately 5,000 members represent 64 countries and include professional and amateur performers, teachers, students, manufacturers, publishers, and others interested in belonging to an organization dedicated to the trumpet profession. ITG is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization supported by the dues of individual members.

Resources offered by ITG  


 We strive to present information in the most timely manner as it becomes available to us. Should you know of a position that would be of interest to our membership or would like to submit a position not listed, please email Employment Editor Andrew Stetson - [email protected]


Get Involved with Membership

As a member of the International Trumpet Guild, you will have access to many benefits including:

  • Quarterly ITG Journals
    • These 100+ page Journals feature regular columns, host discussions on all things trumpet, and cover various topics.  ITG Print memberships include print versions of the ITG Journal. 
  • Unrestricted site access
    • Explore the multiple areas of our website without hindrances!
    • NEW  ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE ARCHIVES OF THE ITG JOURNALS from 1975 to the present, including over 60 pieces of sheet music.
  • Exclusive discounts
    • Receive discounts to the ITG Annual Conference. 
  • Free extras 
    • New music, booklets, and workshops!
    • Free Music Download of "Military Band Excerpts for Trumpet "will be available to all 2020-21 members beginning May 1, 2021!
Click here to join now

International Trombone Association


ITA Website Link


The International Trombone Association is the largest association of trombonists with 4,000 members from 74 countries. Formed in 1972, ITA is a registered non-profit organization and our mission is to promote the trombone and all trombone-related activities across the world.


  • producing the quarterly magazine, ITA Journal
  • presenting the annual International Trombone Festival – the world’s largest trombone festival
  • organizing the ITA Solo & Ensemble Competitions and Composition Contest Competition
  • endowing the ITA Award and Neill Humfeld Award
  • publishing trombone sheet music through the ITA Press
  • commissioning new trombone music from eminent composers
  • managing the Assist an International Member membership sponsorship program
  • publishing the ITA website:
  • promoting the Trombone through the annual International Trombone Week


  • Coupon Books, CD’s, Special Offers
  • ITA Journal
  • International Trombone Festival
  • Discounted Musical Instrument Insurance

Link to Further Info on why to Join

How to Get Involved

Link to New Membership Page

 International Tuba Euphonium Association

Link to ITEA Website


The International Tuba Euphonium Association (ITEA), founded in 1973 as the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association (TUBA), is an international organization dedicated to performers, teachers and friends of the tuba and euphonium.


When joining the International Tuba Euphonium Association, you have two options:

Regular Membership or E-Memberships.

 The difference being a regular membership includes advance mailing of the quarterly ITEA Journal in hard copy form.

All Memberships expire one year according to the following quarterly intervals (corresponding with the publication of the quarterly ITEA Journal): January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31.

ITEA Contact info here

Benefits of Membership

  • Access to Members-Only area of Website.
  • Electronic version of the Journal.
  •  Video Lessons from the Pros.
  •  Extensive MP3 Library.
  •  Access to all Regional and International Conferences.
  •  Be informed about all that is going on in your instrument community.


In addition to these benefits, those opting for Regular Memberships receive a physical copy of our quarterly Journal four times a year.



Great Plains: Drake University, Des Moines, IA May 19-21, 2022 Vince Kenney ([email protected]), host

Midwest: University of Kentucky May 26-28, 2022 Dr. Matt Hightower, host

Southeast: Kennesaw State University March 10-12, 2022 Dr. Paul Dickinson, host

South Central: Competitions begin March 16 Oklahoma State University, March 17-19, 2022, Dr. Ryan Robinson, host

South-West: Concordia University, Irvine, CA. May 12-14, 2022, David Holben, host

Click here to register for a conference.

American Viola Society

Link to The American Viola Society


The American Viola Society is an organization headquartered in Dallas, Texas that encourages excellence in performance, pedagogy, research, composition, and lutherie by fostering communication and friendship among violists of all skill levels, ages, nationalities, and backgrounds.


Local Viola Organizations

Link to all Local Organizations

The American Viola Society supports the growth and development of communities dedicated to the same goals as outlined in the AVS mission. Throughout the nation and the world, many local organizations exist to promote viola performance, pedagogy, composition, research, and lutherie. You can find a list of these organizations below. If you have a viola organization that you would like to see included here, please submit your proposed organization here.