The International Clarinet Association is a community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; avoids commercialism in any form while encouraging communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.
International Clarinet Association
International Double Reed Society
The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) was established in December of 1971 and is a world-wide organization of double reed (oboe and bassoon family) players, instrument manufacturers and enthusiasts. The society has over 4,400 members from 56 countries. Within the United States, 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are represented.
International Horn Society
The International Horn Society (IHS) was formed in June 1970 at the Second International Horn Workshop in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. They are an organization dedicated to performance, teaching, composition, research, and the preservation and promotion of the horn as a musical instrument.
International Trombone Association
The International Trombone Association is the largest association of trombonists with 4500 members from 64 countries. Formed in 1972, ITA is a registered non-profit organization and their mission is to promote the trombone and all trombone-related activities across the world.
International Trumpet Guild
The International Trumpet Guild was founded in 1974 to promote communications among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet.
International Tuba Euphonium Association
Officially founded in 1973 as the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association, ITEA is dedicated to promoting and advancing the tuba and euphonium instruments. The organization comprises performers, educators, students, and amateurs of all backgrounds. As a non-profit organization, it is supported by membership dues and donations.
The National Flute Association
The National Flute Association, a not for profit institution, is the largest flute organization in the world. It was founded to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature. Members include leading soloists, orchestral players, college and university professors, adult amateurs, and students of all ages. NFA annual conventions are held in major cities in the U.S.
The North American Saxophone Alliance
The North American Saxophone Alliance is an organization made up of individuals who share a common enthusiasm for the saxophone. Members include professional performers, university professors, public school teachers, students of all levels, and others who have an interest in the saxophone. In addition to the Alliance’s emphasis on disseminating information concerning the saxophone, the organization also works to provide opportunities for its members to make music, fostering fellowship among saxophone enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.
Percussive Arts Society
The Percussive Arts Society is the world’s largest percussion organization and is considered the central source for information and networking for percussionists and drummers of all ages. Established in 1961 as a non-profit, music service organization, their mission is to promote percussion education, research, performance and appreciation throughout the world. Today, they are 9,000-members strong with 50 chapters located across the United States, and an additional 24 chapters outside the United States.
The Violin Society of America
The Violin Society of America is an organization of people interested in the Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass and their Bows, and the making, restoring, playing, history, acoustics, buying/selling and collecting of these instruments.
World Bass Clarinet Foundation
The aim of the foundation and of their web site is to gain a broader support for the bass clarinet from musicians, composers and audience. They will be entirely devoted to this immaculate instrument and the music performed with it, mainly as a solo instrument, and in a wider application such as musical groups formed around the bass clarinet.