IVTOM Membership Requirements

In IVTOM, we encourage all of our members to continue learning, developing, and growing as teachers, singers, and those wishing to understand the human voice and vocal principles better. We take great pride in how our members seek out education and recognize its importance in their success.

There are four types of membership:

  • Subscriber – those who want to enjoy the benefits of the IVTOM programs and education but are not working toward becoming an Ivtom Accredited teacher
  • Accredited Track – those working toward Accredited status
  • Ivtom Accredited Teacher
  • Medical Professional – ENTs, SLPs, voice scientists, etc.

IVTOM Subscriber Requirements

Subscribers pay a little higher fee to access all of the education and programs that IVTOM offers but do not have to meet any requirements to remain a member. Requirements are:

IVTOM Accredited Track Membership Requirements

If you have limited teaching experience or are an experienced teacher who hasn’t studied Mix, the Accredited Track may be a good fit for you. Accredited Track members are working toward becoming Accredited IVTOM Teachers. Requirements are:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Basic musical abilities and currently working toward becoming a Mix Voice Teacher
  • Acceptance of the IVTOM Teacher Code of Ethics and commit to teaching the principles of Mix.
  • Free 2-month trial, then $65 annual fee.
  • Accredited Track members must be working towards becoming Accredited Teachers.

IVTOM Accredited Teacher Membership Requirements

To become an Accredited Teacher, you will demonstrate your ability to sing and teach Mix and pass a written evaluation verifying your understanding of vocal function, physiology, and acoustics. Requirements are:

  • A one-time, non-refundable $25 application fee to cover video/audio and application review will be added to your first year’s dues.
  • Must be 20 years of age or older
  • Minimum 2 years of vocal teaching experience, college music degree or comparable vocal, music, and teacher training
  • Currently teaching at least 5 students per week.
  • Acceptance of the IVTOM Teacher Code of Ethics and commit to teaching the principles of Mix.
  • Video or audio or in-person demonstration of personal ability to Mix
  • Teach a lesson while being observed by two IVTOM Mentors
  • Complete the Written Evaluation showing your knowledge of important voice teaching principles such as vocal anatomy, physiology, vocal function, and acoustics.
  • Upon acceptance by IVTOM, $85 annual membership fee

Professional Medical Membership Requirements

  • Online application – no charge
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Currently working as a medical professional or voice scientist
  • Acceptance of the IVTOM Teacher Code of Ethics
  • Free 2-month trial, then a $65 annual fee

(For more information about Accredited memberships and the Accredited Track and progressing within IVTOM, please see FAQs about IVTOM. You can also email membership@ivtom.org with questions.)