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Membership

Help preserve and participate in the tradition of Hardanger fiddle music in America. We are committed to preserving, promoting and loving this precious heritage of traditional Norwegian music and dance. Membership is open to anyone. All are welcome — whether musician, dancer, scholar, teacher, avid listener, or Norwegian cultural enthusiast.





Membership Benefits

  • Our quarterly journal, Sound Post, which is filled with useful information about events, people, and music.
  • A discount when ordering merchandise, including strings, recordings, videos, and sheet music.
  • An invitation to our fabulous annual workshop and membership gathering.

Become a Member Today!

Dues are for one year from the date of entry on the HFAA Membership Database. Individuals and families may join here and renew using the easy PayPal option which will accept credit and debit cards. For Institutional membership, please download a paper membership application (see below) and send in by mail.


Membership Dues / Renewal (with PayPal options)

Category
Location
Dues
 
Individual
Within the USA
US $30 / year
One year - $30:  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LMGV6L6Z59ZLW
Two years - $60:https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ETBWC3BATR58N
Three years - $90:
Individual
Outside the USA
US $40 / yea


Family
Within the USA
US $35 / year
 One year - $35:
 Two years - $70:
 Three years - $105:
Family
Outside the USA
US $45 / year


Institutional
(organizations, libraries, and businesses)
Within the USA
US $35 / year
OR, order using the paper application below
Institutional
(organizations, libraries, and businesses)
Outside the USA
US $45 / year
OR, order using the paper application below

Members in Norway may use our Norwegian bank account: 78746602862. Please contact Arna Desser at treasurer@hfaa.org for current kroner prices. Otherwise, all payments from outside of the US must be paid in US dollars.

Note: The HFAA sends members only one renewal request by e-mail or a postcard, for those without e-mail addresses. Please respond promptly so you don't miss an issue of the Sound Post. In addition, we include the date for renewal on The Sound Post mailing label in the upper left-hand corner.

Paper-Based Membership Payment / Renewals

If you choose to send a check to join HFAA or renew your membership, please send these to:

    HFAA Membership
    P.O. Box 23046
    Minneapolis, MN 55423-0046 USA

A downloadable membership application is available. To download, click the Download button below. 

HFAA Membership Application (PDF, 24K) — Requires the Adobe Reader



Use the downloadable membership application or be sure to include the following information: 

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail address

This ensures that you will be correctly entered in our database and easily contacted, if necessary. Membership inquiries can also be sent to membership@hfaa.org.

Donations      

HFAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in Minnesota. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. To donate through PayPal, click the donation button. Checks can be sent to us at: HFAA, P.O. Box 23046, Minneapolis, MN 55423-0046.

HFAA Membership Database

The current Membership Manager is Ross Schipper.

Members should be aware that the HFAA does not supply personal information (names, addresses, etc.) about members to non-members or to mailing lists.

In turn, HFAA members are asked not to supply this information to others (for instance, by providing someone with an HFAA membership directory, or workshop attendance list), but should forward all requests to the HFAA membership managers and/or to the board of directors.

Information that related organizations may wish to distribute to our members can usually be accommodated through articles, notices, and event listings in the Sound Post.

On occasion, HFAA members contact us for the names and addresses of members in their geographical area or musical area of interest. These requests have usually been for the purposes of forming fiddle/dance groups or demonstration/performance opportunities. We consider these on a case by case basis.

When we are contacted by outside parties for performance venues, we do our best to connect these people with knowledgeable HFAA members in their area.

Membership Brochure

The HFAA Membership Brochure provides a colorful description of the history and lore surrounding the Hardanger fiddle and the HFAA's role in promoting its music and dance in America. It also includes a membership application. The HFAA distributes the brochures at music, dance, and cultural events throughout America.

To obtain a copy, download one of the printer-ready versions below.
It may help to view our printing and folding instructions. We encourage friends and members of HFAA to pass along copies to other individuals who may have an interest in helping preserve Norwegian traditional arts and culture.

HFAA Membership Brochure, high-resolution, full-color (7.7 MB)
 HFAA Membership Brochure, high-resolution, black/white (5.5 MB) 
 HFAA Membership Brochure, low-resolution, full-color (2 MB)