Thank you for your registration for membership of the New Zealand Choral Federation or Association of Choral Directors.
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Like you, NZCF is passionate about the performance, creation and enjoyment of choral music. The Federation is growing each year and now represents over 21,000 singers from 550 choirs, throughout the country. In addition, we provide resources and training for all choral conductors, inspiring and sustaining them with educational opportunities, support, mentoring and online resources.
Choirs that are renewing their annual membership of the New Zealand Choral Federation (NZCF) should pay their annual subscription fee by 1 April 2018 in order to remain up-to-date with APRA and insurance cover.
For any assistance, please contact Cathryn Wyllie (Operations Manager) at email@example.com, tel 021 977 905 or 09 292 9442.
What your membership means to the Federation
Choir membership benefits
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Your choir is entitled to:
Annual APRA licence – a considerable saving of money and time
Non-NZCF member choirs are obliged to pay an annual Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) licence fee of $95.42 and, in addition, must remit 1.5% plus GST of box-office income where copyrighted material is performed or rehearsed. This requirement does not apply to NZCF members. However, NZCF has a special arrangement with APRA for member choirs’ annual performing rights licence and the APRA fee is included in the NZCF membership subscription. No further charges are made by APRA unless the work is a ‘grand right’ composition (a major choral work in excess of 20 minutes duration). In these cases, a licence must be obtained directly from the relevant publisher. All APRA requires is a list of titles and composers, sent after each NZCF members’ concert so that they can recompense the artists. The NZCF/APRA licence can therefore save NZCF member choirs a substantial sum of money – in many cases, more than the cost of their NZCF membership subscription – and also administration time.
Optional assets and public liability insurance at a low premium
The NZCF has a comprehensive, tailored, insurance package (assets and public liability) for choirs through Crombie Lockwood (NZ) Limited. The insurance for 2018 comes at a premium of $160 incl GST. A similar level of cover might cost your choir around $700 per annum from another provider. See our Resources/Insurance web page for more information.
Membership of the Association of Choral Directors
Choral conductors are encouraged to join the NZCF Association of Choral Directors (NZCF ACD), a network that will inspire and sustain them with training, support, mentoring and resources. NZCF also suggests that the conductor’s choir covers the annual $80 membership fee. By investing in their choir director, the choir is investing in their own future. If you haven’t done so already, sign up your conductor here.
Membership fees 2018
Membership fees cover the period from 1 January to 31 December 2018. GST is included – number 49186 959
The annual, inclusive ‘per singer’ charge for 2018:
Adult choirs – $6.00 per singer
Children’s and school choirs – $5.00 per singer
Overall annual maximum fees:
Church, children’s & school choirs – $100.00
All other choirs – $520.00
Insurance premium (optional): $160
NZCF Inc. is approved for tax purposes (CC 28622) by the Inland Revenue as a charitable organisation; donations over $5 are tax-deductible.