MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Membership Application

(Revised 10.08)
New Membership

In order to be considered for active membership in the Texas Music Adjudicators Association (TMAA) all candidates must satisfy the following components:

1. Successful teaching component

Every candidate must have five years of successful teaching in the state of Texas.

2. Employment in music education component

Every candidate must be currently employed in the state of Texas, as one of the following:

a. a public school or college music educator
b. a public school music administrator
c. a professional musician

3. Workshop component

Within four years prior to application for membership, every candidate must have completed a TMAA workshop in the performance areas (band, choir, orchestra, and/or marching band) in which he or she is applying.

4. Superior performance component

a. Directors of public school music groups (grades 7-12)

1) Lead, or primary, directors must have earned a Division I rating at Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) music contests in each area of application (band, choir, orchestra, and/or marching band) in three of the five years preceding the date of the candidate's application for membership. Sight reading ratings do not satisfy this component.

2) Assistant, or secondary directors, whose ratings are used for applications for memberships, must submit a letter of recommendation from the lead, or primary, director of the organization. This letter should detail the responsibilities of the assistant, or secondary, director of the organization during the period of time related to the ratings submitted.

3) Primary conductors of college/university music organizations must submit documentation attesting to five years of teaching in the state of Texas in the areas of application (band, choir, orchestra, and/or marching band). They must also submit three letters of recommendation from current TMAA members. These letters must state qualifications of the candidate.

5. Adjudicator/clinician component

a. A candidate must have served as an adjudicator in a Texas UIL music contest in his or her areas of application (choir, band, orchestra, and/or marching band) in at least two different regions within five years prior to application for membership. Adjudicator candidates for the Marching Band division who attended a marching band judging workshop between 2003-2007 will need to serve as a marching band judge in only one UIL region or area contest in order to satisfy this component.

Or

b. A candidate may satisfy the adjudicator/clinician component by serving once as an adjudicator in a Texas UIL music contest and once as a clinician-conductor of a Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) or Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) All-Region group in his or her area of application within five years prior to application for membership.

Or

c. A candidate may satisfy the adjudicator/clinician component by serving at least once as a conductor of an All-State group in the areas of application within the five years prior to applying for membership.


6. Provisional membership

Provisional membership is earned by candidates who successfully complete components 1-4, and are awaiting the completion of the adjudicator/clinician component. Provisional members pay annual dues and their names are listed in the TMAA website. Provisional memberships remain in effect for five years. If active status is not gained during the five-year period, the candidate may reapply for membership by submitting a new application including documentation of Division I ratings earned during three of the preceding five years and attendance at a judging workshop within the preceding five years.

Provisional members wishing to move to active membership may do so by submitting a new membership application including documentation of Division I ratings earned during three of the preceding five years, judging workshop attendance during the preceding five years, and two adjudicating/clinician activities as detailed in Section 5 above.


Maintaining Membership

In order to maintain active membership in TMAA, current members must satisfy the following components:

1. Employment in music education component

The member must continue employment as one of the following:
a. a public school or college music educator
b. a public school or college music administrator
c. a professional musician

2. Workshop component

The member must attend a TMAA judging workshop in each of his or her judging performance area(s) at least once during each four-year period.

3. Attendance component

The member must attend at least one regular or called business meeting of the TMAA membership during each four-year period.

4. Dues component

The member must pay annual dues upon receiving official notification from the TMAA Executive Secretary.

5. Adjudicator/clinician component

During each five-year period, members must have served, or been invited to serve,

a. as an adjudicator at UIL music contests in at least two UIL music regions,
or
b. as a clinician/conductor in at least two different TMEA or ATSSB regions every five years,
or
c. members may combine adjudicator and clinic activies in at least two different regions,
or
d. as a conductor of an All-State group in the appropriate performance areas.

In addition, a member may apply to have an adjudicating experience in an official state or national music organization contest satisfy the adjudicator/clinician requirement. Documentation must be submitted by the member and is subject to approval by the Committee on Standards of Adjudication and Performance Practices (CSAPP) of TMAA.

Requirements for Retired Membership Category

1. Members who have retired from positions of music teaching, music administration, or that or professional musician may continue their membership in TMAA, with the exception of those who pursue full-time careers in areas that would be considered to be a conflict of interest.

2. Retired members shall conform to all other components required of active members.



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