Our members have varied backgrounds, interests and skills. Most members sing and/or play some traditional instrument and usually specialize in a particular musical era, mode or style. However, musical expertise is not a prerequisite for membership. In fact our members are always willing to demonstrate, or give pointers (perhaps even teach) to those non-performing members who are interested in learning how to play an instrument or improve a beginning or innate musical ability.
Also, there is a good data base of knowledge within the association of people and places who can assist in musical instruction and/or instrument procurement, repair ... or even buillding one's own in some cases. Instruments most typical to our monthly sessions and performances are dulcimer, autoharp, mandolin, old-time four and/or five string banjos, guitar, fiddle, harmonica, flutes and various other early wind and stringed instruments, mouth bows, Jews harps and home-made rhythm instruments.
How To Become A Member
If you are interested in promoting, playing, preserving, or just generally participating in this kind of wholesome, do-it-yourself music - and enjoy the down-home and informal style of socializing, come on down and sit a spell with us at our next meeting. We'd be delighted to have your help and support! Visitors are welcome anytime!
Cost of membership is $10 per year for students, $15 per year for individuals, or $20 per year for a family. Members are admitted free to most association events. We meet on the third Sunday of each month at 1:30 pm in the auditorium at the Huntsville Public Library. (meeting places and times may vary, be sure to check the Calendar Area on the home page).
Once again, you DO NOT have to play an instrument or sing to be a member of HTMA. All you need is an interest in home-style, fold and old-time music. You will find it difficult, however, to resist participating yourself! And, if you do, you'll have found a very supportive group of friends and helpers!
CLICK the appropriate button below to access the sign-up or renew page where you'll be directed to pay via PAYPAL. Please NOTE: HTMA is PAYPAL verified for secure online payment processing.
CLICK the ORANGE "Sign-up/Renew" button below to access the sign-up or renew page where you'll be directed to submit your payment via PAYPAL; or the BLUE "Download Mail-in Form" will link to a PDF Form you may print, fill out and mail to us per instructions on the form. Please NOTE: HTMA is PAYPAL verified for secure online payment processing.
You may directly contact any of the members of the executive board by clicking on their name(s) and sending an email, or for contact or questions about specific areas of interest, see the references below to direct your inquiries to:
501C Ruling: The IRS has recognized the Huntsville Traditional Music Association as a tax exempt non-profit corporation, under section 501.c3 of Internal Revenue Code, effective August 25, 2006. Your charitable donations to help us continue our mission of maintaining a folk and traditional music presence in the Tennessee Valley are both appreciated and tax deductible.
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