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.

Important information concerning the conference

The annual conference has been canceled. Click here to read President Kernodle‚Äôs message and for earlier updates concerning the conference and the current coronavirus situation.


Please join us as we honor our 2020 Honorary Member Philip Brunelle, one of the most influential and stalwart choral conductors in the United States. Brunelle has spent his entire career among a crowded field of conductors in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul who specialize in choral music.

For more information about this honorary member, please visit our conference page.






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.


Calendar more

3/25/2020 » 3/29/2020
46th Annual Conference: Attendees

3/25/2020 » 3/29/2020
46th Annual Conference: Exhibitors

3/25/2020 » 3/29/2020
46th Annual Conference: Advertisers

3/25/2020 » 3/29/2020
46th Annual Conference: One Day


Our Affiliates


American Composers Alliance           Center for American Music Preservation