About the Societies

The American Musicological Society (AMS), Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) and Society for Music Theory (SMT) will jointly organize their 2022 annual meetings on 10-13 November 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
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American Musicological Society (AMS)

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.

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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. As a U.S.-based organization with an international membership, SEM 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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Society for Music Theory (SMT)

The Society for Music Theory promotes the development of and engagement with music theory as a scholarly and pedagogical discipline. We construe this discipline broadly as embracing all approaches, from conceptual to practical, and all perspectives, including those of the scholar, listener, composer, performer, teacher, and student. The Society is committed to fostering diversity, inclusivity, and gender equity in the field.

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