About the Meeting

The 2022 Joint Annual Meeting will be the largest musicology event of the year. Join us for mingling and musicology in the Crescent City!
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New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA)

The American Musicological Society was founded in 1934 as a non-profit organization to advance ``research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship,`` a mission that has since evolved to include teaching and learning about music in addition to research. The Society has about 3000 members and is located in New York City.

Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)

The Society for Ethnomusicology was founded in 1955 to promote the research, study, and performance of music in all historical periods and cultural contexts. SEM is a U.S.-based organization with an international membership and serves as an inclusive forum for the exchange of knowledge about the world’s music and for advocacy on behalf of musicians and their communities.

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  • The eighty-eighth Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society (AMS) will be held jointly with the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) and the Society for Music Theory (SMT) on 10–13 November 2022. The Annual Meeting promotes the study and teaching of music.

  • The AMS Performance Committee invites proposals for concerts, lecture-recitals, workshops, and other types of performances during the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society held in New Orleans, Louisiana, 10-13 November. We encourage proposals that develop a point of

  • The AMS Committee on the Annual Meeting (CAM) is interested in significantly increasing the number and variety of professional development sessions available to attendees of the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society (AMS). In service of this goal,

  • The 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology will be held jointly with the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory on 10-13 November 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel. For

  • The forty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory (SMT) will be held jointly with the American Musicological Society (AMS) and the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) in New Orleans, Louisiana, from Thursday, November 10, to Sunday, November 13, 2022. The

  • Applications for the Guest Speaker Fund for the 2022 AMS Annual Meeting in New Orleans use a separate proposal submission process and have an earlier deadline than the CFP. Please see below for details. To foster interdisciplinary collaboration, the AMS encourages

  • The SMT provides funding to certain eligible groups to travel to the annual meeting, including underrepresented ethnic minority groups, international scholars, independent/unsupported/undersupported scholars, those who need family care, and those whose attendance at the Annual Meeting incurs extra disability-related expenses. Click

  • PURPOSE Each year the Annual Meeting Grants Subcommittee considers special funding requests from standing committees, interest groups, and individual SMT members for activities held at the SMT Annual Meeting. ELIGIBILITY Applicants should be chairs of interest groups, standing committees, or individual SMT members organizing some session

  • PURPOSE The SMT Student Presentation Award is given annually to a graduate or undergraduate music student for a scholarly presentation (paper or poster) at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory. ELIGIBILITY Any student with a paper or poster accepted for

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MISSION The Professional Development Committee (PDC) promotes the professional development of the Society’s members and professional conduct within the discipline. ACTIVITIES The Professional Development Committee currently administers a conference guide program (for new members to the SMT Annual Meeting), hosts a

  • The Graduate Student Workshop Program (GSWP) emphasizes instruction, participation, and discussion among graduate students. HISTORY The Graduate Student Workshop Program was founded by Wayne Alpern, who acted as Administrative Director of the Program from 2006–2011, and whose efforts, innovative ideas, and financial

  • Peer Learning Program workshops are three-hour seminars led by prominent scholars. They provide the opportunity to learn—from the workshop leader as well as from peers—new perspectives on fundamental issues in music theory, and to apply that learning to research and

  • SEM will offer the following travel awards for the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting: Annual Meeting Travel Fund Awards (Student, International and North American); Gertrude Rivers Robinson Annual Meeting Travel Award; and Ric Trimillos Annual Meeting Travel Awards. The deadline for

  • The SEM Gertrude Robinson Network is organizing a pre-conference symposium on Wednesday, November 9, focused on music studies at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in New Orleans and beyond. Symposium Co-Chairs: Loneka Wilkinson Battiste and Abimbola Kai-Lewis. Conference organizers will

  • The eighty-eighth Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society (AMS) will be held jointly with the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) and the Society for Music Theory (SMT) on 10–13 November 2022. The Annual Meeting promotes the study and teaching of music.

  • The eighty-eighth Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society (AMS) will be held jointly with the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) and the Society for Music Theory (SMT) on 10–13 November 2022.   Proposal Reviewer Guidelines Eligibility: Current members of the AMS who have

  • The eighty-eighth Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society (AMS) will be held jointly with the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) and the Society for Music Theory (SMT) on 10–13 November 2022.   Session Chair Volunteer Guidelines Eligibility: Current members of the AMS who

  • Beginning with the 1995 Annual Meeting in New York City, the Society and the Committee on Cultural Diversity (CCD) have hosted minority students at each annual conference to expose them to various aspects of the field. These elements might include

  • The AMS offers Annual Meeting Travel Grants (MPD Committee) to AMS members who have little or no financial support for travel to participate in the Annual Meeting of the Society. The purpose of this grant is to aid non-affiliated scholars

  • Serve as a Joint Annual Meeting volunteer! In exchange for six hours of service, volunteers receive a waiver of the meeting registration fee. Volunteers must be current members of either the American Musicological Society, Society for Ethnomusicology, or the Society for

  • The Paul A. Pisk Prize is awarded annually to a graduate music student for a scholarly paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society. Any paper presentation by a graduate student that is accepted for inclusion in the Annual