The two unions are committed to joint working to support music education. The partnership includes joint membership deals for NEU/MU members, bespoke continual professional development work and joint projects with the Music for Youth festival series.

Through this partnership, members of each union can join the other at a reduced rate.

National Education Union members

The majority of your work is classroom based

Some of your work is as a musician performing, writing or teaching.

You can join the Musicians Union at half the annual subscription rate visit or email

Musicians’ Union members

The majority of your work is as a musician, performing, writing and teaching.

Some of your work is classroom based.

You can join the National Education Union at a flat rate of 15% of our standard membership rate (regardless of job role and working hours)

For the academic year 2020/21 year this will be a fee of £29.06

If you require further information, please email or call 0345 811 8111.

If you wish join at the special joint membership, please call 0345 811 8111.