PAFE Membership Programs

PAFE has membership programs for music teachers, and starting this year, also for accompanists. In order to ensure we can coordinate with the teachers and accompanists of students performing in the Festival, we require the teachers and accompanists join the appropriate membership program. If you are both a teacher and an accompanist, please be sure to join the “Teacher and Accompanist Membership Program”.

For important dates, please see the calendar on the PAFE Home Page.

Teachers Membership

For the past few PAFE Festivals, we have been pleased to provide services for the more than 100 music teachers of our performers. We look forward to once again providing support this year. To ensure students are prepared to participate in the Festival and that they have selected appropriate pieces, we require them to work with a teacher. All teachers must have active memberships in the PAFE Teachers Program, which costs $25 annually. Once you have completed your membership, students may register and select their teacher. Please remember that teachers may not sign up students directly. This must be done by their parents or guardians.

As a member of the PAFE Teachers Program, teachers will receive regular reports on their students’ enrollments, updates on the Festival schedule, and notices of any awards students have won. We ask that you work with your students to ensure they pick appropriate pieces before they register, as no changes are allowed once they have registered.

Accompanists Membership

Starting this year, we have added an Accompanists Membership program. Similar to the Teachers Membership Program, the Accompanists Membership Program allows us to ensure accompanists are aware of which students have listed them as their accompanist, let the accompanist know the pieces the student registered for, and once the schedules are available, let them know when these students are scheduled to perform.

In order to facilitate this communication, we require that accompanists have an active Accompanists Membership. There is no charge for this membership.

If you are both a music teacher and an accompanist participating in PAFE, please be sure to join the “Teacher and Accompanist Membership Program”. Please do not attempt to join both memberships separately.


In order to join one of the Membership Programs, you must first log into your account. To do so, please go here and follow the instructions there.

If you haven’t yet created an account with PAFE, please click on the link above and then click on the “Create an Account” link on that page. Note: due to a change in our registration software, we need everyone to create a new account this year, even if you had one in previous years.

Joining Membership Programs

Once you have logged in (or created a new account), you are ready to join a membership program. To do so, click on the Membership menu item in the top menu on the registration page and follow the instructions found there. Note: on a small screen, you may see a hamburger icon in the upper left instead of a list of menu choices. If so, click on the hamburger icon to see the top menu. Once you signed up for your membership, and that has been processed, you will receive an e-mail informing you that you have been added to the appropriate lists. You can then find your name listed here.

If you or your students have questions or comments, see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. If that doesn’t resolve your questions, contact your division Chair or the Registrar.

We are so looking forward to seeing you and your students at the PAFE Festival.