SAM Interest Groups

Interest Groups are formed by members to share common interests and organize special sessions at annual conferences. More information on Interest Groups can be found in the SAM Handbook. Currently active groups are listed below:

American Band History Research, Patrick Hennessey

American Orchestral Institutions, Sarah Neill

Connecting Outside the Academy, Joseph Horowitz

Dance, Natalia Perez and Anne Searcy, co-chairs

Early American Music, Glenda Goodman
The members of the EAIG are interested in researching and disseminating the culture and music of early North America from pre-colonial times until 1828, the beginning of the Jacksonian Era. It leaves the music of Latin America and the Caribbean to that Interest Group, although cooperation and joint sessions with this IG and others is always welcome.

Music, Sound, and Media, Mary Simonson and James Deaville

Folk and Traditional Music, Kevin Kehrberg

Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered, Scott Everette Smith

Gospel and Church Music, Tammy Kernodle, Emmett Price, and Horace Maxille, co-chairs

Jewish Studies, Erica K. Argyropoulos

Music of Latin America and the Caribbean, Chelsea Burns

Music Theatre, James Lovensheimer

Pedagogy, Jeffrey Wright

Research on Gender in American Music, Sarah Gerk

Research Resources, Jonathan Sauceda

Sheet Music, Michael Saffle

Experimental Music, Megan Murph and Charissa Noble