Become a Member

Membership in the Music Teachers’ Association of California affords both members and their students many opportunities for growth and performance. MTAC teachers with an active membership can enroll their students in all of the events offered by our Branch, as well as the other programs sponsored by the state MTAC.

If you are interested in joining the MTAC San Diego County Branch, contact Chutaphin Yeager, Membership Secretary, at Please note that all MTAC new member applications are processed through the state MTAC office. Visit the state MTAC website,, for more information and to apply.


To become an active member, you must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in music from an accredited institution and a minimum of two years of teaching experience.

This is for the applicant who has a degree in music, but does not have two years of teaching experience, OR for the applicant who does not have a degree in music but has had formal training and experience teaching music.

This is for the college student who wants to become part of the Association (half price membership fee).

California Plan (CalPlan)
Cal Plan is a project of the Music Teachers’ Association of California as of 2011. Through its curriculum it establishes a definite minimum standard of knowledge for the teaching of music. The full Cal Plan curriculum is designed for teachers with limited experience who do not have enough points to become provisional or active members of MTAC.

Business Affiliate
Business Affiliate Membership may be approved for non-teaching persons, including firms and institutions interested in supporting the Purposes of the Association.

Contributory Membership
This category is for current MTAC teachers from another branch, who would like to join the San Diego Branch in order to enter students in the Chopin Festival, Concerto Competition, Piano Duo Festival, and Sonata Contest. Teachers must submit their application and the Contributory membership fee at least 30 days prior to the event registration deadline in order to participate in any of those events.

Click to download the application form below. Applications for this category are handled through the MTAC San Diego Branch.

Contributory Membership Application Form