Section 1. Membership There shall be six classes of members of the Association. The first class of members shall be known as individual members. The second class of members shall be known as student members. The third class of members shall be known as senior members. The fourth class of members shall be known as sustaining members. The fifth class of members shall be known as non-profit institutional members. The sixth class of members shall be known as corporate members.
Section 2. Qualifications of Individual Members Anyone who is active in or who maintains an interest in the art and/or science of computer applications in music and the objectives of the Association is eligible for individual membership.
Section 3. Qualifications of Student Members Anyone who is enrolled in a recognized school, college, or university and participating in or interested in computer applications to music is eligible for student membership.
Section 4. Qualifications of Senior Members Anyone over the age of sixty-four years who is active in or who maintains an interest in the art and/or science of computer applications in music and the objectives of the Association is eligible for individual membership.
Section 5. Qualifications of Sustaining Members Anyone who annually makes a substantial contribution to the Association is eligible for Sustaining Membership. A substantial contribution is defined by the Board of Directors and Officers.
Section 6. Qualifications of Non-Profit Institutional Members Any institution duly recognized and functioning as a not-for-profit organization dedicated in some part to activities and/or services in the art and/or science of computer music shall be eligible for non-profit institutional membership.
Section 7. Qualifications of Corporate Members Any corporate institution, duly recognized as a private enterprise and in some part carrying out its business activities in the art and/or science of computer music, shall be eligible for corporate membership.
Section 8. Voting and Other Rights of Members
A) All individual student, sustaining, non-profit, and corporate members are entitled to rights and privileges of the Association. Each individual, student and sustaining member is entitled to one vote. Non-profit institutional members will be asked annually, upon membership renewal, to declare at least one and no more than two of its members to be official representatives of the institution to the Association. Corporate members will be asked annually upon membership renewal, to declare at least one and no more than two of its employees to be official representative of said corporation to the Association. Corporate members are given two votes in any ICMA balloting. The rights and benefits of said representatives are determined by the Board and Officers.
B) All members are entitled to receive and to contribute to the Association’s Newsletter. They are further entitled to contribute to and to utilize the Associations public and private compute music related archives and directories subject to their availability. The Association treats all information submitted to or distributed from these reference banks as being in the public domain, unless specifically directed to do otherwise by the author or publisher of a particular work. The Association is not liable for proprietary material exchanged between members and/or the public.
Section 9. Annual Meeting of the Membership The annual meeting of the members of the Association shall be held at such place and during the last quarter of each calendar year or at such other time as may be determined by a resolution of the Board of Directors. Written notice of the time and place of the annual meeting shall be delivered personally to each member or sent to each member by mail or other form of written communication such as the Newsletter, charges prepaid, addressed to him or her at the appropriate address as it is shown on the membership list of the Association. Any notice shall be mailed or delivered at least fifteen (15) days before the date of the meeting.
Section 10. Special Meetings of the Membership Special meetings of the members of the Association for any purpose of purposes may be called at any item by the President of the Association or by a majority of the Board of Directors. Written notice of the time and place of special meetings of the members shall be given in the same manner as for the annual meetings of the members. Actions taken at any meeting of the members of the Association, however called and noticed, shall be as valid as though taken at a meeting after regular call or notice if a quorum is present, and if either before or after the meeting, each of the voting members not present signs a written waiver or notice, or a consent to holding this meeting, or an approval of the minutes of the meeting. All waivers, consents, or approvals shall be filed with the corporate records or be made a part of the minutes of the meeting.
Section 11. Quorum for Membership Meeting A quorum for any of the members shall be one-fifth of the current membership.
Section 12. Action by Members The affirmative vote of a majority of the members represented and voting at a meeting shall be necessary for the adoption of a motion or resolution, and for the determination of all questions and business which may come before the meeting, unless otherwise required under the Articles of Incorporation of the bylaws of the Association.
Section 13. Liabilities of Members No person who is now, or who later becomes, a member of the Association shall be personally liable to its creditors for any indebtedness or liability, and any and all creditors of the Association shall look only to the assets of the Association for payment.
Section 14. Membership Certificates The Board of Directors may issue certificates of membership for each class of members. (No member shall be in more than one class of membership).