ARTICLE I – MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. Active Membership shall be open to all individuals professionally engaged in any field of music activity who are also members of Music Teachers National Association. Those persons holding Active Membership shall be entitled to participate in all Association activities and programs upon payment of the registration fee, to vote, hold office and receive the official Association publications. NYSMTA strongly urges its members to adopt the MTNA Code of Ethics as their personal model of professional conduct.
Section 2. Student membership shall be open to all full-time college students currently involved in music study, who are also members of an affiliated association. Student members shall be entitled to attend programs of the Association upon payment of the registration fee and to receive the official Association publications, but shall not have the right to vote, hold office, apply for national or state certification, or enter students into national or state competitions.

"Section 3. Associate membership is open to all persons not professionally engaged in any field of musical activity, but who wish to support the programs of the Association. Associate members shall be entitled to attend programs of the Association upon payment of the registration fee and to receive the official Association publications, but shall not have the right to vote, hold office, apply for national or state certification, or enter students into national or state competitions.

Section 4. Corporate Membership shall be open to all businesses that wish to support the programs of the Association. Corporate members shall be entitled to attend programs of the Association upon payment of the registration fee and to receive the official Association publications, but shall not have the right to vote, hold office, apply for national or state certification, or enter students into national or state competitions.