Join NMS

If you are a Scottish or Scotland based: composer, music creator, performer (notated or improvised music), ensemble, orchestra, opera company, arts administrator, artistic director, music educator, musicologist, record producer, audio artist, instrument inventor, producer, promoter — based in Scotland with a passion for new art music — you should join NMS now!

This is not about orchestral music versus electroacoustics, or musique actuelle versus new chamber music, or sound art versus improv, or composers versus performers. It is about everyone who has a passion and belief in the value of new music creation.

New music practices can include (but are not limited to): Acoustic Ecology / Avant-garde music / Co-improvisation / Contemporary chamber music / Contemporary opera / Contemporary orchestral music / Contemporary vocal and choral music / Computer music / Electroacoustic music / Electronica Experimental music / Experimental world music / Experimental folk music / Free improvisation / Invented instruments / Microtonal music / Musique actuelle / Radio art / Sound art / Uncategorisable musical practices.


If you don't want to join but do want to support our work you can by sending us a donation. Just click here and you will be taken to our PayPal donate page.


Why join NMS?


Members can join and get a range of benefits including:

  • A profile on our website feautring all your compositions, performances and news
  • First to hear about NMS events 
  • Discounts on NMS events and workshops 
  • Discounts on external events and workshops around Scotland
  • Members can create their own Profile Page, cataloging their works, performances on our website
  • Invited to our annual NMS day and AGM 
  • Full events listings on our website and monthly bulletin
  • New Music Scotland is a Member of the International Society of Contemporary Music (ISCM) and so can put forward works for inclusion in the yearly World Music Days.



Choose your subscription type below. It will renew automatically every year. Once you sign up we will contract you with your account details.

Individual Membership



Student / Concession Membership



Not for Profit organisations with turnover below £100,000



Private Organisations



Organisations with turnover of £100,000 or above 



If you wish to cancel your subscription please email and you will not be charged the next annual payment

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