About AMS-SEM-SMT 2022

On 10-13 November 2022, the joint AMS-SEM-SMT Annual Meeting will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana. This gathering is made possible by the support and voluntary service of Society committee members. A full listing of committee members is available on our Committees page.

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. At present, 3,500 individual members and 1,000 institutional subscribers from forty nations are on the rolls of the Society. The office of the Society is located on the campus of New York University in New York.

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 of approximately 1,800 individuals dedicated to the study of all forms of music from diverse humanistic and social scientific perspectives. As a network of scholars, educators, students, musicians, activists, curators, and other professionals that reaches across countries, disciplines, and institutions, 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.

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.