Student membership

Just £15 per year (over £165 off the full rate)

If you're a musician studying (full or part-time) at level four or above you can become part of the ISM, an exciting and diverse membership of music professionals in the UK, for just £15 a year.

'ISM student membership is really great value for money. It's important to have that kind of representation even as a student, so that when you leave you've already gained some experience, made some connections and you're ready to go full-time.'

James Mainwaring. Multi-instrumentalist and Composer. ISM member.

What are the benefits?

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

Other benefits include:

  • public liability insurance up to £10,000,000
  • unpaid fees recovery services
  • be part of an active community of professional musicians
  • award-winning professional development events at a discounted rate and free resources
  • enhanced professional status
  • regular webinars and seminars to help prepare you for a career in music
  • unlimited discounted insurance on any number of musical instruments and equipment of any value
  • hundreds of discounts to save you money from instruments to gym membership
  • 24-hour personal support and advice helpline as well as a telephone and face-to-face counselling services
  • premier legal services from our specialist in-house team and access to our 24 hour legal helpline
  • have your say with full voting rights on ISM matters

and more...

How to join


Simply complete our online application form and input your course details. If you're not studying a music-related course, we'll also ask for a short biography of your extra-curricular musical activities.


Call us on 020 7221 3499, Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 5:30pm. If you're not studying a music-related course, we'll also ask for details of your extra-curricular musical activities.

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