What is the Society for American Music?
The Society was founded in 1975 and was first named in honor of
Oscar G.T. Sonneck, early Chief
of the Music Division in the Library of Congress and pioneer scholar
of American music. The Society for American Music is a non-profit
scholarly and educational organization incorporated in the District
of Columbia as a 501 (c) (3) and is a constituent member of the
American Council of Learned Societies.
Read about our history.
To stimulate the appreciation, performance, creation and study of
American music in all its diversity, and the full range of activities
and institutions associated with that music. "America"
is understood to embrace North America, including Central America
and the Caribbean, and aspects of its cultures everywhere in the