Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the QMTA?
R. The Quebec Music Teachers' Association is a non-profit organization managed by a volunteer council and comprised of approximately 150 registered music teachers across Quebec. QMTA registered teachers automatically become members of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations (CFMTA).
Q. Does the majority of QMTA members teach in the Agglomeration of Montreal?
R. Yes, 72% of our membership reside on the Island of Montreal (see chart below). However, we are extremely interested to include members of other regions in the future.
Q. What are the benefits of membership?
Q. What are the membership criteria?
R. Criteria depend on the status. An active member is a qualified teaching professional. A provisional member is a teacher who is working toward a diploma and a sufficient amount of pedagogical experience to fill the active membership requirements. Friend members are not music teachers, but have a deep interest in music and a sincere desire to further the aims and ideals of the Association.
Members must be 18 years and over, and must reside in the province of Quebec.
Q. Is it possible to join at any time, and is there a half-rate?
R. The application/renewal period runs from August 15 to September 15. After September 15, it is still possible to join or renew, but a late fee of $10 is charged. QMTA is closed between June 15 and August 15.
Q. How should I proceed?
R. Please simply fill an application form and send it along with copies of diplomas/transcripts, a short CV, and your annual dues to : Mrs. Danielle Langevin, QMTA registrar, 2— 336, St. Francis Blvd., Chateauguay (Québec) J6J 1Z3. Membership application will become valid upon QMTA council's approval.
Q. When will I receive my membership card?
R. It takes about ten days. The QMTA will contact you by email upon reception of your documents, and will let you know the details.
Q. Are all your activities reserved to members?
R. Enrolling music students as participants in QMTA activities, including the Montreal Classical Music Festival, is strictly reserved to active and provisional members. However, the public is generally invited to attend. Admission fees may apply.