Membership Benefits

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Membership Benefits

Professional Development

The Summer Institute for Synagogue Musicians is an intensive 5 day course of study for cantorial soloists, synagogue accompanists, conductors, and musical directors at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati during the month of July. We learn from recognized professionals in the field of sacred Jewish music.

Mifgash Info

ACC/GTM Convention is a yearly 5 day conference where Cantors and GTM members learn, gather, connect and network.

Convention Info

Mid-Winter Retreat is a yearly gathering in January in the beautiful sun of Palm Springs, California.

Retreat Info

Recognition

  • The Ben Steinberg Young Composer’s Award is offered annually to promote young Jewish composer’s works. The award provides the winner with a cash prize, a premiere performance, transportation to the first performance, and the possibility of publication through a generous endowment established by Burton Zipser.

  • The GTM Shomeir Shirah Award was established in 1990 to recognize persons of good character who have made significant contributions to the Guild, furthered its mission and have, as a result of these things, strengthened excellence in the field of synagogue music.

  • Generation to Generation Prize is offered by the Guild of Temple Musicians, the American Conference of Cantors with the Joint Commission on Worship, Music and Religious Living of the Union for Reform Judaism to a talented high school student who demonstrates promise in creating melodies that show sensitivity to the settings of Jewish liturgical text. The winner is paired with an experienced composer of Jewish liturgical music to refine and expand his/her understanding of melody, text-setting, and compositional techniques, with the goal of inspiring the next generation of Jewish composers.

Connection, Jobs and Retirement

  • Access to The ACC/GTM Membership Directory, including contact information for Cantors and Guild members, as well as geographical and professional cross-references.

  • Access to our closed GTM Facebook Group; a very active hub where you can ask questions, get advice, learn about upcoming opportunities and share your music and achievements.

  • Access to our job board with current openings you can apply for and Advice on negotiating contracts.

  • Participation in the ACC Retirement Plan and Financial Planning from Fidelity.

Resources

  • Member discounts with selected Jewish publishers, including Transcontinental Music.
  • JLicense allows Jewish organizations to now legally and easily license their use of copyrighted material including music and lyrics.
  • Your use of copyrighted music in live streams and events, resource recordings, handouts, on-screen projections, and much more, are all made legal under JLicense.
  • Composers, authors, and publishers responsible for your program or worship content will be paid fairly for your use of their work.
  • Composers, authors, and publishers responsible for your program or worship content will be paid fairly for your use of their work.
  • Educational articles, member information, job postings, and upcoming events such as competitions and concerts.

Become a GTM Member

We encourage you to join the Guild to learn from its membership and take part in our mission to preserve and enhance our Jewish Musical traditions.

Full Membership

$8000yearly
  • Dues must be paid in full
    on the 1st of August each year

Discounted Membership

$4500yearly
  • Students, Retired, or a member
    of the American Conference of Cantors

When you join the GTM, you will receive a welcome e-mail letter which will introduce you to the Guild and its member services. For questions or more information, please contact Marla Aviva Bentley – [email protected], Vice President of Membership.

To renew your membership please click here.