An explanation of the different membership levels are as follows:
  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.


Please select a membership type from the buttons below:
$5 $75 $150 $200 $300
Full member dues are $150. For those in financial hardship, or for those who would like to pay more to help with operational budget, we are offering a sliding scale.
The Music-Thanatology Association International is a 501(c)(6). Contributions are acceptable, but any payment to the MTAI is NOT considered a charitable deductible on tax returns. However, dues, certifications or conference payments are deductible as business expenses for those members who have businesses.

Membership fees are due by Oct. 31st.


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)