National Association for Music Education ( NAfME )

NAfME among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music ( ABRMS )

ABRSM’s mission is to inspire achievement in music. In partnership with the Royal Schools of Music, we support high-quality music-making and learning around the world. We offer pathways and resources for learners and teachers that help build musical skills, provide goals and encourage progress.

Australian Music Examinations Board ( AMEB )

As one of the most respected bodies in this field AMEB’s qualifications are recognized as a national benchmark across Australia. AMEB examinations are based on syllabuses designed by leading scholars and performers, regularly updated to ensure that they reflect an appropriate range of performance skills and the latest musicological research. The content of these syllabuses is, wherever practical, published in affordable editions, ensuring that the cost to students of acquiring a full range of the set pieces is as simple and inexpensive as possible.

Trinity College London

Trinity College London is an international exam board with a rich heritage of academic rigorous and a positive, supportive approach to assessment. We provide recognized and respected qualifications across a unique spectrum of communicative skills — from music, drama and arts activities to English language — at all levels.

New York State School Music Association ( NYSSMA )

The mission of the New York State School Music Association is to advance music education across New York State for its membership and students in member school programs.

YAMAHA Music Foundation

Yamaha Music Foundation was established in 1966 as a public interest corporation with the approval from the Ministry of Education (now the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology). The Foundation’s Endowment Act (Articles of Association) declares that “the Foundation shall be widely involved in music education and popularization in the public interest from an enduring perspective.” Its objective is “to explore fundamental issues of educational activities pertaining to music that serve as a basis to cultivate a rich sense of humanity in toddlers, young children, youths and adults, to pursue the popularization of music and contribute widely to the promotion of social education, and endeavor to improve musical culture in Japan and other countries.” To fulfill this public-interest objective, Yamaha Music Foundation, since its establishment, has been continuously engaged in creative projects and broad-ranging activities that contribute to society.