Societies and associations

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This is a list of societies and associations with a musicological focus, broadly defined.

  1. American Musicological Society
  2. British Forum for Ethnomusicology
  3. British Harpsichord Society ("extensive source of harpsichord related information with a UK focus")
  4. British Society for Music Therapy
  5. Canadian University Music Society (CUMS)
  6. Cinco Siglos (cultural society, offering medieval music pages)
  7. College Music Society
  8. Czech and Slovak Music Society
  9. Deutsche Gesellschaft für elektroakustische Musik, Technical University Berlin
  10. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Musikpsychologie
  11. Deutsche Musikrat
  12. Dvořák Society
  13. Elgar Society
  14. English Folk Dance & Song Society, Cecil Sharp House, London NW1 (with Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, containing library, picture and sound archive of traditional dance, music and song of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and related cultures overseas (e.g. Appalachian)
  15. European Societies for the Theory & Analysis of Music. This website provides links to the following thirteen individual European societies:
    1. ATAM, Associació de Teoria i Anàlisi Musicals
    2. GATM, Gruppo Analisi e Teoria Musicale
    3. GMTh, Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie
    4. HDGT, Hrvatsko društvo glazbenih teoretičara (Croatian Society)
    5. OTM, Общество Теории Музыки (Russian Society)
    6. PTAM, Polskie Towarzystwo Analizy Muzycznej (Polish Society)
    7. SATMUS, Sociedad de Análisis y Teoría Musical
    8. SBAM, Société belge d’analyse musicale
    9. SDMT, Српско друштво за музичку теорију, Srpsko društvo za muzičku teoriju (Serbian Society)
    10. SFAM, Société française d’Analyse musicale
    11. SMA, Society for Music Analysis
    12. SPIM–Team, Grupo de trabalho em Teoria, Análise e Estética da Música
    13. VvM, Vereniging voor Muziektheorie
  16. European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music
  17. Film Music Society
  18. Société Française d'Ethnomusicologie (French Society of Ethnomusicology)
  19. Galpin Society
  20. Gesellschaft für Musikforschung
  21. Gregorian Association
  22. Incorporated Society of Musicians, London
  23. Institute for Russian Music Studies
  24. International Alliance for Women in Music
  25. International Association for Word and Music Studies
  26. International Computer Music Association (ICMA), Computer Music Software Library and Resource Locator
  27. International Computer Music Association (ICMA) Software Library
  28. International Gustav Mahler Society, Vienna
  29. International Musicological Society
  30. International Sebastian Erard Society (Erard harps and pianos)
  31. International Society for Contemporary Music
  32. Israel Musicological Society
  33. Italian Musicological Society (Società Italiana di Musicologia, SIdM)
  34. LandesMusikRat Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. (the regional music council of North Rhine Westphalia)
  35. LGBTQ+ Music Study Group
  36. Ludomusicology Research Group
  37. Lute Society
  38. Lyrica Society (Society for Word-Music Relationships) (which sponsors, in part, H-musTXT, a moderated list devoted to musico-textual studies (go to
  39. Musicological Society of Australia
  40. Musicological Society of Southern Africa, SAMUS
  41. NABMSA (North American British Music Studies Association)
  42. Plainsong and Mediaeval Music Society
  43. Renaissance Society of America
  44. Royal Musical Association (RMA)
  45. RMA Music and Philosophy Study Group
  46. Slavic and East European Folklore Association ("a non-profit organization devoted to an exchange of knowledge among scholars interested in Slavic and East European folklore. It seeks to promote instruction, to organize panels at national and international conferences, to encourage the preparation of teaching materials and translations, and to foster exchanges, summer programs, and research in Slavic and East European Folklore and related fields such as anthropology, ethnic studies, history, literature, and musicology")
  47. Société francaise de Musicologie
  48. Society for Ethnomusicology
  49. Society for Interdisciplinary Musicology
  50. Society for Music Analysis
  51. Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI)
  52. Society for Music Theory, including facilities for joining the society
  53. Society for Music Theory, Committee on the Status of Women (with information about the committee and its projects, including a Bibliography of Resources in Music and Women's Studies, SMT's Guidelines for Non-Sexist Language, and an Archive of Syllabi from Women and Music Courses)
  54. Society for Music Theory, VPS (Virtual Poster Session, index of current abstracts in music theory, linked to remote sites that contain the abstracts themselves)
  55. Society for Music Theory Conference, 1995, abstracts of papers
  56. Society for Research in Psychology of Music and Music Education
  57. Society for Seventeenth-Century Music
  58. Society for Slovene Studies (University of Alberta)
  59. Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (SSPHS)
  60. Swedish Musicological Society
  61. Viola da Gamba Society