Student membership

Student membership is only £15 per year (£156 off the full rate)

While you study for your degree level qualification in music (part or full-time) you can become part of the ISM, an exciting and diverse membership of professional musicians in the UK, for just £15 a year.

'The ISM is like a crash mat - it's the support and security which helps to give me the freedom to take bigger creative risks.'

Ed Scolding, composer. ISM member since 2011.

What are the benefits?

For this incredible student rate you would receive the same benefits as other full members but at a fraction of the price. You would also be entitled to a student member discount for our specialist seminars and events - up to 80% off.

Other benefits include a free listing in our Music Directory to help you find work, a huge range of music related discounts, free insurances to cover you when performing and teaching, up to 20% off musical instrument and equipment insurance with five respected insurers, expert advice including careers guidance, access to a community of over 7,500 musicians, letters after your name, and much more.

View all of the membership benefits

How to join


Simply complete our online application form.


Call us on 020 7221 3499 and we'll take your details over the phone.


Download our application form and send it to the address at the bottom of the page. Don't worry about section 3a of the form, it doesn't apply to student membership applications.

If you have any questions, try our frequently asked questions page or call us on 020 7221 3499.