Admission to the Academy of St Cecilia
The Academy of St Cecilia is a broad-based
world-wide organisation with members drawn from
many diverse disciplines, similar to the Royal
Society of Arts, sharing a common interest in
Membership is therefore open to all, not only
musicians, who share this involvement and
enthusiasm for this period.
Membership is normally conferred at Fellowship
level (FASC) with entitlement to wear the
promoting the corporate identity of the Academy.
for an application form.
Admission as an Associate (AASC)
The Associate level of membership of the
Academy is open to those with an interest in early
The minimum age for membership is normally
Candidates wishing to apply as Associates must be
proposed by a Fellow of the Academy and should
complete an application form accompanied by a
Admission as a Fellow (FASC)
Candidates should, on application, indicate the following:
Their involvement in early music either as a
performer, promoter, academic, teacher, student,
concert organiser, choir member, orchestral
player, or simply as an enthusiast.
Their willingness to promote, and specifically
in what area they might contribute to the
advancement of the Academy of St Cecilia.
Admission as an Honorary Fellow (HonFASC)
Admission as an Honorary Fellow is usually made by
invitation of the Chapter to honour achievement
Fellows of the Academy may nominate a candidate,
in their region or country, using the criteria set
out below as a reference, for submission to the
Anyone who fulfils these criteria may themselves
apply directly to the Chapter for consideration,
with the additional submission of two referees.
Candidates may include heads, officers and staff
of musical organisations, universities, examining
bodies, or ensembles, who have made a significant
contribution to early music; through scholarship
and academic excellence; musicians with a national
or international reputation as performers of early
music or who have made a significant contribution
through the promotion of early music at national
or international level.
Admission as a Corporate Member
The Corporate level of membership of the Academy
is open to institutions such as choirs, schools
and ensembles to affiliate themselves to the
Academy of Saint Cecilia.
The full benefits of membership of the Academy are
available to all individual members at this level.
All applications at this level will receive
careful attention and individual requirements can
be discussed with an Officer of the Academy.
The subscription for corporate membership may be
adjusted according to the size of the institution.
Guidance Notes for Candidates
The application form should be mailed to the
Academy, together with a completed bank mandate
for the bank mandate form)
The current yearly subscription, which falls due
on 1st November, is £27.50 for Associates
and Fellows, and £50 for Corporate
membership (there is no subscription for Honorary
Non-UK candidates should send a cheque or bank
warrant for £27.50 (£50) or the
equivalent in local currency. There is a joining
fee of £5 (except for Honorary Fellows).
Upon acceptance of a candidate's application by
the Chapter, they will be sent the necessary
authorisation from the Registrar to purchase the
academic dress of the Academy.
This can be purchased from:
J Wippell & Company Ltd
88 Buller Road
Telephone: (+44) 1392 254234
The latest prices and post and packaging charges
can be found at the bottom of the