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Membership Structure

 

i) Member ($60/year, 3-year package $150)
  • For professional practising composers only

  • Must be citizen/PR or based in Singapore with a valid work permit or long-term visa (please refer to this page https://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permits)

    • Submit copy of ID, work permit, or visa

  • Must provide bio/CV

  • Holds a degree/diploma in composition or related field (e.g. film composition, sound design, mixed media, improvisation, sound engineering, computer music)

    • Submit copy of degree/diploma

  • Alternatively, in the absence of any of the abovementioned degrees or diplomas, can provide proof of professional work in composition/improvisation/sound design/sound engineering/computer music (e.g. concert booklets or other publicity material for public ticketed concerts, commercials, film samples, publications or recordings by registered companies/institutions)

ii) Student Member ($30/year, 3-year package $75)
  • Must be citizen/PR or based in Singapore with a valid student pass or visa (please refer to this page https://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permits)

    • Submit copy of ID, student pass, or visa

  • Currently majoring in composition or related field in an official institution (require proof of attendance e.g. copy of valid student ID) OR private study with a composition teacher (need to submit referral letter - teacher may or may not be a member of CSS, but must be recognised within the local scene as a professional practising composer)

iii) Associate Member ($30/year, 3-year package $75)
  • Must be citizen/PR or based in Singapore with a valid student pass or visa (please refer to this page https://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permits)

    • Submit copy of ID, work permit, student pass, or visa

  • Includes professional musicians in other fields (e.g. performance, conducting, musicology, theory, music education), or

  • Artists in other fields (e.g. theatre, dance, literature), or

  • Arts administrators, or

  • Students who do not major in composition or related field in an official institution. E.g. general MEP students or performers. They may convert their membership to <Student member> or <Member> when they meet the requirements i.e. change to composition study/major or venture into composition

  • Must submit bio/CV

  • As this category of membership is recognised as being for non-composers, associate members will be ineligible for participation in calls for scores (e.g. ACL)

Please note that all membership applications are subjected to approval by the current EXCO. All membership registration is to be done online via our website. Membership payment will only be made upon the approval of your application. The membership period will continue to be based on the calendar year, i.e. from 1 Jan to 31 Dec every year. Membership fees are not pro-rated.

 

Membership Benefits

 

As a CSS member across all membership categories, you will be able to:

  • Be on the mailing list

  • Receive discounts on CSS events

  • Receive opportunities to be featured on various CSS platforms

  • Be eligible to participate in members-only initiatives and events

  • Vote at the AGM

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