Choose your applicable dues amount from the dropdown list below. Remember:

  1. A Full Member is a certified music-thanatologist (or was a full/“professional” member in good standing as of January 1st, 2015) and continues to adhere to the association’s published Standards, Competencies, and Code of Ethics. 
  2. A Retired Member meets the Full Member criteria but is now retired.
  3. An Associate Member is currently pursuing, or must have completed training to become a music-thanatologist. 
  4. A Friend Member must be interested in supporting the goals of MTAI and the future growth and development of the field of Music-Thanatology.


If paying dues during conference registration, please do two, separate, PayPal transactions; one to pay your dues, and one to pay conference registration/donation.

Membership fees are due by Oct. 31st.

Register for the 2021 Virtual Conference

October 1-3

The registration fee is $150.  We understand that current circumstances are trying, yet putting on a conference, even a virtual one, costs money – but we don’t want to have financial considerations be an overriding factor, and do want to facilitate attendance at the conference for as many of our members as possible.  Therefore, for those that need it, there is a reduced payment option available.  We suggest a minimum payment of $75.

Do not be fooled, just because PayPal calls this a “Donate” button.  Remember that the MTAI is NOT currently a 501(c)(3), and contributions to the MTAI are NOT tax-deductible.

Creating a Zoom account will offer the most stream-lined conference experience.  We encourage you to create a free Zoom account here: 

Once you have created a free Zoom account you may edit your profile and add a profile picture to represent you so your name may be included with your image instead of “Iphone2.” 

In the note section, please include your full name, and the best email to receive the Zoom link(s).  If you have created a Zoom account or have one already, please use the email address that is associated with the Zoom account. 

Certification Application Fee

Those that are ready to take the big step and apply for certification can pay that fee ($225) by clicking the button below.

Renewal of Certification Fee ($25)