The Society for American Music is dedicated to the study, teaching, creation, and dissemination of all musics in the Americas. As a scholarly, collegial, and inclusive organization, we serve a wide and diverse array of academics, librarians, composers, performers, and members of the general public.


Information regarding the nominees for the upcoming SAM Election is available here.  Elections begin on November 1st and close on December 1st. 

To vote, click here.


Membership benefits include:

  • A network of colleagues who share similar interests.
  • Annual conference where you can share information about American music.
  • Interest groups which hold sessions at the annual conference. 
  • Publications of the Society, including Journal of the Society for American Music and The Society for American Music Bulletin.
  • Access to our members-only area with additional resources and communications tools to stay connected to colleagues. 


Please enjoy the Vivian Perlis Concert featuring the music of Chen Yi and Zhou Long, and students from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, from our 2018 Annual Conference.


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2019 Cambridge University Press Award

3/20/2019 » 3/24/2019
45th Annual Conference: Exhibitors

3/20/2019 » 3/24/2019
45th Annual Conference: Advertisers


Our Affiliates


American Composers Alliance           Center for American Music Preservation