The TMA was formed over 120 years ago by working musicians who banded together to create fair safe work conditions with a living wage, and to create programs to help one another through the power of many.

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Join TMA Now

Join the Toronto Musicians’ Association

Access the TMA’s services for professional musicians.
Join the professionals. It’s a sound investment towards a successful future.

What You Get:

The TMA offers real benefits to musicians participating in any area of the music business. By joining the TMA you also become a member of the Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM), the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) and after two years as a TMA member, with periodic work (at least every six months) under TMA/CFM/AFM contracts you become a member of the Musicians Pension Fund of Canada. Through this network you receive

  • Ability to work under professional agreements that maintain minimum fees, standards and benefits
  • Legal protection, assistance and advice
  • Access to benevolent funds when you cannot work due to injury or illness and to support community performances
  • Discounts on many services, including Instrument insurance
  • Music industry contacts
  • Buyers directed to you from our searchable member database
  • Other advantages of our benefits package


Dennis Passley – Membership & Contracts Coordinator

Phone: 416.421.1020 Press 1
Mobile: 437.371.2274

Regular Fee Structure (payable by Email Money Transfer or Credit Card (Login Required), Cash or Cheque)

Initiation fee – $225.00
Thereafter, members pay $63.75 per quarter. (deadline without penalty, March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31)
Full year before Feb 1 – $235.00
After Feb 1 – $255.00 (prior to March 31st or Quarterly)

Student Membership Fee Structure

For new members signing up as a student (Proof of being a full time Student is required when joining and paying dues)

  • Initiation fees are waived (savings of $225) and not collected if moving to regular membership at a later time
  • Membership Fee $120.00 per year (must be paid in full in first year regardless of initiation date)