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.

Conference Registration is now open! Please visit the Minneapolis 2020 page to register.

The 2019 election is open until December 22, 2019. You may find the candidate profiles here. To vote, please click here.



Art Neville, the Society for American Music’s 2019 Honorary Member, died on July 22, 2019. Commonly referred to as “Poppa Funk,” Neville founded the Meters and the Neville Brothers, two bands that reflected New Orleans contributions to the development of Funk. A memorial visitation service is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30, from noon to 4 p.m. at Rhodes Funeral Home in the Uptown section of New Orleans. A second line is scheduled to begin outside the funeral home at 3:30 p.m.  






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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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


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American Composers Alliance           Center for American Music Preservation