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Distinguished Members

We value our members’ contribution to the IRMTNZ and have various membership categories that reflect the professional status and contribution made by these members.  

Life Members

The criteria for consideration as a Life Member is extensive and exceptional service to the IRMTNZ and the music teaching profession. Life Members are elected by a majority of three-fourths of members present at the AGM.

We have two Life Members who each have spent many years sharing their valuable knowledge and expertise and making a major contribution to the music teaching profession:

Honorary Members

From time to time, the Council nominates distinguished persons who have made a major contribution to music education but who are not IRMTNZ members to become Honorary Members. These nominations need to be approved by a majority of members at the AGM. 

Our current Honorary Members are:

Fellows (FIRMT)

These members have been nominated by their branches for criteria including:

Distinguished Branch Members (DBM)

These members have been nominated by their branches for criteria including

Honorary Fellow (HonFIRMT)

This is a new category approved by members at the AGM in January 2017. Any persons teaching advanced musical performance at a tertiary institution may be invited by Council to become an Honorary Fellow.

Honorary Fellows must be available to contribute to Continuous Professional Development activities for music teachers through the IRMTNZ. 

Leading Associate Members (LAIRMT)

This is a new category approved by members at the AGM in January 2017. This category offers the opportunity for our Associate members to step up to a position of higher professional status. This category is awarded for three years and is renewed by obtaining enough points in our Continuous Professional Development scheme. 

Criteria for consideration include: