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.

Alternatively, you can download an application form to print onto paper, from the link at the bottom of this page, to send by post.


Payment can be made by standing order (our preferred method), internet banking, or sending a cheque (made out to The Guild of Musicians and Singers in full) to the Treasurer, or even cash. The subscription is £20. This is due on initial application and then annually on 1st January.  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.

For those of you from abroad who might like to pay by IBAN, our number is: GB74LOYD30996601863793

Our bank details are: Sort Code: 30-99-66 Account Number: 0186 3793

You can pay your £20 here for membership, or renewals via credit/debit card or PayPal account. If you wish to pay a larger sum (e.g. to cover our loss through Paypal's fee as we lose between £1-2 every time) kindly use the Paypal facility on the Guild's Shop page where you can enter any amount.

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.