NASM Handbook

Handbook and Any Current Addenda

NASM Handbook 2016-17 (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 2016-17 incorporates all recent revisions ratified by the NASM Membership, Board of Directors, and/or Commissions through December 2016.


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.