NASM Handbook

Handbook and Any Current Addenda

NASM Handbook 2017-18 (PDF file)

Includes current NASM standards and guidelines for accredited institutional membership for degree- and non-degree-granting institutions in music, as well as the Association’s Constitution, Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and Rules of Practice and Procedure. The Handbook 2017-18 incorporates all recent revisions ratified by the NASM Membership, Board of Directors, and/or Commissions through the current date.


All institutions and evaluators must follow standards and guidelines reflected in the latest edition of the NASM Handbook and any addenda current at the time of application.