News & Announcements
§ Call for 2015 Conference Seminar Topics
The Society for American Music invites proposals for seminar topics for its 41st Annual Conference to be held in Sacramento, California, March 4–8, 2015. Seminar-format sessions are devoted principally to a moderated discussion of a set of papers submitted in advance and posted on the SAM website.
Deadline: February 28, 2014
To propose a seminar session topic, read the complete call for topics.
§ 2014 SAM Conference Information
Complete conference is now available for the 2014 Lancaster meeting.
- Preliminary program
- Hotel reservations
- Travel information
- Special events and Friday excursions
§ Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, 2014 Honorary Member of the Society for American Music
A message from Judy Tsou, President of the Society for American Music:
I am pleased to announce that composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich has accepted our invitation to be the next Honorary Member of SAM. As most of you know, Ms. Zwilich is a much-honored composer, being the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in music with her Symphony No. 1 in 1983. Since then she has been awarded the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Chamber Music Prize, the Arturo Toscanini Critics Award, the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, and many other awards. New Grove Online calls her “one of America’s most frequently played and genuinely popular living composers.” We are privileged that Ms. Zwilich will accept the Honorary Membership in person at the Society’s next conference in March, 2014 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and an exact date and time for the Ceremony will be announced at a later date.
§ Announcing the SAM/2.0 Campaign
"Promoting New Scholarship in Music of the Americas" – Despite the richness of American music scholarship today, challenges remain: to secure adequate support for research, sufficient publication subventions, and an endowment. To address these challenges, we are launching our first major campaign: SAM/2.0!
A multi-year pledge drive through the annual meeting in 2016, the SAM/2.0 Campaign will enhance the Society’s ability to fund, promote, and reward new scholarship in American music. Your donation, pledge, or bequest will help us to promote new scholarship in music of the Americas and ensure the financial stability of the Society!
Visit www.sam2point0.net for more information and to fill out your pledge card. Every donation matters!
Give a JSAM Gift Subscription
The Society for American Music is pleased to announce that it is now possible for you to share the in-depth and quality research presented in each issue of the Journal of the Society for American Music with family and friends. Gift subscriptions are only $50.00 per year! These are only available to current members of SAM and can be renewed annually. We'll even send the recipient a card letting them know about your gift! Simply complete the JSAM Gift Subscription Form and mail or fax it back to us.
Oscar Sonneck (1873-1928)
The Society for American Music was founded in honor of and originally named for the first critical scholar and bibliographer of American Music, Oscar G. T. Sonneck.
The Sonneck Circle was established in 2003 to honor the memory of Oscar Sonneck, and offers its members additional benefits. To see a list of contributors and read more about the Sonneck Circle click here.