Come and join the CMA!

Membership will cost you only £75 for each ten week term in 2018-19, (£55 for Micro- and Mini-Springers.) This fee will enable you to participate fully in any CMA group activities for which you are suited.

There will only be additional charges if:

  • You enrol on a course of lessons (see “Learn with us”)
  • You choose to take part in a special event
  • You hire an instrument from us

We request a half terms notice of intention to leave the CMA in order that group organisation can be managed.

Click here to apply.


Auditions are held each year in May for wind, brass and string players grade three and above to establish group membership for the following September.  The process is pain-free and helps us stay in touch with everyone’s progress across the year. New members applying to start in September are encouraged to audition too.

But you don’t have to wait for September to join CMA. You can apply for membership at any time during the year. Some groups and instrumental departments can be very competitive; in such cases your place will depend on availability, the instrument you play and your sight-reading and ensemble experience. Come and meet the team and see where you might fit in. Just email the office to register.

There is no audition process for singers, guitarists, percussion or recorder players, or for orchestral players of grade three and below.