Why Join the LSA?


By becoming an LSA member, you are joining a community of like-minded lute enthusiasts in our mission to keep the lute and its music alive! Click through to explore the benefits of LSA membership.

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Digital Facsimile Collection

Featuring over 700 titles, the LSA Digital Facsimile Collection houses a wide range of old manuscripts and books that are hard to find anywhere else.

Summer Festivals

LSA Members get to attend our biennial Cleveland LuteFest at a discounted rate. LuteFest is a wonderful place to learn from world-class professionals and make lifelong friendships with other lute enthusiasts!

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Professional Directory

Advertise your professional lute-related services on our website! Our Professional Directory is perfect for teachers, performers, luthiers, and more! Members can also advertise their recordings on our website.

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LSA Quarterly & Digital Supplement

Members can view and download four brand new issues of the LSA Quarterly per year, along with the accompanying Digital Supplement full of music to try out! In the Quarterly, you can find how-to articles, interviews with the pros, LSA updates, and more! For an extra $45/year, you can have paper copies of the Journal and Quarterly delivered! Plus, all back issues of our publications are available to members to download or view online.

Lute Rental Program

The LSA Lute Rental Program collection holds over 50 instruments available for rental in the USA, including Renaissance lutes, Baroque lutes, theorbos, vihuelas, and more! We now also have a small collection of Renaissance lutes available for rental in Canada. Become a member to rent one!

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Members-only Website Areas

Members get access to exclusive online content, such as the Grant Tomlinson Historical Lute Archive and Member Directory.

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Membership Levels & Benefits

All of our membership levels include the following base benefits. Membership is for a year (or more as paid for) from the date of membership payment. Click on the membership level titles below to view a full list of benefits for each level, and to register.

Base Benefits

  • Four digital issues per year of the LSA Quarterly and its accompanying Digital Supplement and access to all current and past issues online.
  • One issue per year of the scholarly Journal and access to all current and past issues online.*
  • Online access to the LSA’s Digital Facsimile Collection featuring over 700 titles
  • Ability to advertise your professional lute-related services or recordings to the public on the LSA website
  • Access to members-only areas of the website, such as the Grant Tomlinson Historical Lute Archive
  • Ability to rent a lute-family instrument from our collection through the Lute Rental Program
  • A discount off the price of tuition/room/board at the biennial Summer Festivals.
  • “Digital + Paper” memberships also include paper copies of four issues per year of the LSA Quarterly and one issue per year of the Journal.
  • Your dues also provide the financial resources needed to support the LSA staff in organizing annual programs like the Summer Festivals and producing LSA publications.

* Journal will be Open Access beginning in early 2021

Membership Levels

1-Year Memberships 2-Year Memberships 3-Year Memberships Student Memberships**
Digital Only
Includes: Base benefits
$55.00 (USD)
$100.00 (USD)
$150.00 (USD)
$40.00 (USD)
Digital + Paper
Includes: Base benefits +
paper copies of the
LSA Quarterly and Journal
$100.00 (USD)
$190.00 (USD)
$280.00 (USD)
$85.00 (USD)
**Please note that if purchasing a Student Membership you must be able to provide a student ID valid at the time of purchase upon request.

Special Offers & Other Information

New Members

Select “Individual Membership – 1 year” and use the code NEWMEMBER15 for a $15 discount on your first year! 

Student Membership Grant

Full-time students may be eligible for a Membership Grant funded by donations. Please check the description to see whether you qualify, and complete the application if you wish to be considered. Student memberships** are also available above, at a lower cost than our regular memberships.

Gift memberships

If you are giving a gift membership to someone who is already an LSA member, please email the Membership Director the name of the recipient and she will send you an invoice. Or simply give your recipient a check and have them process the membership renewal.  If you are purchasing a membership for a first-time LSA member, simply enter their contact information in the membership form.  


Please contact our Membership Director at membership@lutesocietyofamerica.org if you would like to set up an account.  Rates are $75.00 (USD)/year for digital only and $150.00 (USD)/year for digital + paper.