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American Musicological Society (AMS)

The American Musicological Society was founded in 1934 to advance research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship. 3,600 individuals and 1,100 institutional subscribers from over forty nations participate in AMS. It publishes the Journal of the American Musicological Society (JAMS) three times annually.

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Society for Music Theory (SMT)

The Society for Music Theory (SMT) promotes music theory as both a scholarly and a pedagogical discipline. Today, SMT has a membership of over 1,200 music theorists worldwide, whose interests embrace a varied and growing range of subject matter. SMT publishes two peer-reviewed journals: Music Theory Spectrum and Music Theory Online.

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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. SEM has an international membership of over 1,800 individuals dedicated to the study of all forms of music from diverse humanistic and social scientific perspectives. The society examines music as central to human experience throughout space and time, and explores its profound relationship to cognition, emotion, language, dance, visual arts, spiritual belief, social organization, collective identity, politics, conflict and peace, economics, the physical body, and mental health.

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College Music Society (CMS)

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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National Association for Music Education (NAfME, formerly MENC)

The National Association for Music Education marked its centennial in 2007 as the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. Through membership of more than 75,000 active, retired, and pre-service music teachers, and with 60,000 honor students and supporters, NAfME serves millions of students nationwide through activities at all teaching levels, from preschool to graduate school. NAfME was formerly known until 2011 as the Music Educators National Conference (MENC).

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Society for American Music (SAM)

The mission of the Society for American Music is to stimulate the appreciation, performance, creation and study of American music of all eras and in all their diversity, including the full range of activities and institutions associated with this music throughout the world. It publishes the Journal for the Society of American Music quarterly.

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International Phonetic Association (IPA)

The International Phonetic Association is the major as well as the oldest representative organization for phoneticians in the world. It was established in 1886 in Paris. The aim of the IPA is to promote the scientific study of phonetics and the various practical applications of that science. In furtherance of this aim, the IPA provides the academic community worldwide with a notational standard for the phonetic representation of all languages - the International Phonetic Alphabet (also IPA).


American Association of University Professors

The American Association of University Professors is an organization of professors and other academics in the United States. AAUP membership is about 47,000, with over 500 local campus chapters and 39 state organizations. The AAUP's stated mission is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good. Founded in 1915, the AAUP has helped to shape American higher education by developing the standards and procedures that maintain quality in education and academic freedom in the nation’s colleges and universities.


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