Last Updated: 2007, September 11

Scholarly Societies Project


This is one of a set of subject pages in the

Scholarly Societies Project, which facilitates access to websites of scholarly societies across the world. A set of guidelines is used in determining whether to include resources.

Links to websites of scholarly societies in Music are given below. The URL-Stability Index for this collection of Music sites is 71.0/75 = 94.7%. The URL-stability index for each site below is given graphically in the left-hand column as the URL-stability rank for that site.

URL Stability Rank
Society Name
four stars Academia Brasileira de Música = Brazilian Academy of Music [In Portuguese.] ABM
four stars Académie des Beaux-Arts = Academy of Fine Arts [In French. Covers painting, sculpture, architecture and music.] ABA
four stars Academy of St. Cecilia [The Academy is a learned society devoted to "early music, interpreted loosely as music dating before 1825."]  
four stars Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia = National Academy of Saint Cecilia [In Italian.] ANSC
four stars Acoustical Society of America ASA
four stars 한국음향학회 = Acoustical Society of Korea [In Korean.] ASK
four stars Akademie der Künste = Academy of Arts [The Akademie encompasses fine arts, music, architecture and literature. In German and English.] AdK
four stars American Guild of Organists AGO
four stars American Music Conference [In spite of its name, this is a society website, not simply a website about a conference. It is devoted to "...the promotion of music, music making and music education...."] AMC
four stars American Music Therapy Association AMTA
four stars American Musical Instrument Society AMIS
four stars American Musicological Society AMS
four stars American Orff-Schulwerk Association [" and movement educators...."] AOSA
four stars American Society for Aesthetics ASA
four stars Association for Computers and the Humanities ACH
four stars Audio Engineering Society AES
four stars Australian Music Therapy Association AMTA
four stars Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk ["music and movement education"] ANCOS
four stars Berufsverband der Musiktherapeutinnen und Musiktherapeuten in Deutschland = Professional Association of Music Therapists in Germany [In German.] BVM
four stars British Society for Music Therapy BSMT
one star Bulgarian Studies Association BSA
four stars Canadian Association for Music Therapy = Association de Musicothérapie du Canada [In English.] CAMT = AMC
one star
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Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres = Association Canadienne des Bibliothèques, Archives et Centres de Documentation Musicaux CAML = ACBM
four stars Canadian University Music Society = Société de Musique des Universités Canadiennes [In English and French.] CUMS = SMUC
four stars Carl Orff Canada ["an exciting and invigorating approach to music education." "The Orff philosophy combines the elements of speech, rhythm, movement, dance, and song."] COC
four stars Catgut Acoustical Society ["...the application of scientific principles to the construction of instruments in the violin family. "] CAS
four stars Chinese Music Society of North America CMSNA
four stars College Music Society CMS
one star Conseil International de la Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines = International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies [In English and French. A site maintained for the CIPSH by UNESCO.] CIPSH = ICPHS
four stars Dansk Musiker Forbund = Danish Union of Musicians [In Danish.] DMF
four stars Film Music Society FMS
four stars Galpin Society [Devoted to the study of the history, construction, development and use of musical instruments.]  
four stars Guild of American Luthiers GAL
four stars Guild of Church Musicians GCM
four stars Historic Brass Society HBS
four stars Historical Harp Society HHS
four stars Hrvatsko Muzikološko Društvo = Croatian Musicological Society [In Serbo-Croatian.] HMD
four stars International Alliance for Women in Music [Resulted as a merger in 1995 of "International Congress for Women in Music" (founded: 1979), "American Women Composers" (founded: 1976), and "International League of Women Composers" (founded 1975).] IAWM
four stars International Association for the Study of Popular Music IASPM
four stars International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres IAML
four stars International Clarinet Association ICA
four stars International Computer Music Association ICMA
four stars International Double Reed Society IDRS
four stars International Enescu Society [The IES is concerned with the life and work of the composer George Enescu. In English.] IES
four stars International Musicological Society (IMS) = Société Internationale de Musicologie (SIM) = Internationale Gesellschaft für Musikwissenschaft (IGM) = Società Internazionale di Musicologia (SIM) = Sociedad Internacional de Musicologia (SIM) [In English.] IMS = SIM = IGM
four stars International Society for Music Education ISME
four stars Kongelige Akademiet for de Skønne Kunster = Royal Academy for the Fine Arts [In Danish. Covers architecture, painting and music.] KASK
four stars Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis = Royal Society for Music History of the Netherlands [In Dutch and English. The KVNM is the Netherlands' professional association for musicology and publishes scholarly works on the history of Dutch music.] KVNM
four stars Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien = Royal Swedish Academy of Music [In Swedish.] KMA
four stars Lute Society [Based in the U.K.] LS
four stars Lute Society of America LSA
four stars Music Educators National Conference [In spite of its name, this is a society website, not simply a website about a conference.] MENC
four stars Music Library Association MLA
four stars Musicological Society of Australia MSA
four stars New Zealand Society for Music Education NZSME
four stars New Zealand Society for Music Therapy NZSMT
four stars Norsk Forening for Musikkterapi = Norwegian Music Therapy Association [In Norwegian.] NFMT
four stars Percussive Arts Society PAS
four stars Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos = Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos [In Spanish. The Academy covers architecture, sculpture, painting and engraving, and music.]  
one star Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando = Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando [In Spanish. The Academy covers architecture, music, sculpture and painting.] RABASF
four stars Reed Organ Society ROS
four stars Royal Canadian College of Organists RCCO
four stars San Francisco Early Music Society SFEMS
four stars Schubert Society of the USA SSUSA
four stars Società Filarmonica di Trento [In Italian. The Society is membership-based, and is involved not only in the organizing of concerts, but also the cultivation of musicological research.]  
four stars Société Belge des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs = Belgische Vereniging van Auteurs, Componisten en Uitgevers = Belgian Society of Authors, Composers, and Publishers [In French and Dutch. The initialism SABAM is formed from the phrase Société d'Auteurs Belge / Belgische Auteurs Maatschappij. The society includes the graphic arts as well.] SABAM
four stars Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD) = Society of Authors and Dramatic Composers [In French and English. Concerned with the rights of authors of dramatic works, including theatre, dance, opera, cinema and other media.] SACD
four stars Society for American Music SAM
four stars Society for Eighteenth-Century Music SECM
four stars Society for Ethnomusicology SEM
four stars Society for Music Theory SMT
four stars Society for Seventeenth-Century Music SSCM
four stars Society of Composers, Inc. SCI
four stars Suomen Musiikkiterapiayhdistys = Finnish Society for Music Therapy [In Finnish.] SMTY
four stars Viola da Gamba Society of America VdGSA

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