To apply for membership please fill in our online Membership Application form and, at the same time, pay your subscription.

It is rare for anyone to be refused entry; all that remains is for the Council to determine your level of membership (Associate, Licentiate or Fellow) according to your musical experience. Once your payment has been received, their decision will be communicated to you via the Membership Secretary, Mandy Balsdon. Kindly note that if your application is being made after 1 September, it will be deemed to have paid for the following year’s subscription.

Alternatively, you can download an application form to print onto paper, to send by post.


Payment can be made by cheque, standing order or internet banking. From 1 January 2019, the subscription is being raised to £20. This is due on initial application and then annually on 1st January.

Our bank details are:

Sort Code: 30-99-66
Account Number: 01863793

You can also pay for membership, or renewals, online (credit/debit card or PayPal account):

Subscription payments, £20:

Data Protection

All personal data provided to the Guild is kept private and confidential to the Guild Council and no information is ever passed or sold to any other organisation or individual.