Anthropological Association (AAA): The world's largest professional
organization of individuals interested in anthropology.
Council of Learned Societies (ACLS): A private non-profit federation
of scholarly organizations whose mission is the advancement of humanistic
studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and
the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies
devoted to such studies.
Folklore Society (AFS): An association of people who create and
communicate knowledge about folklore.
Society (AMS): A non-profit organization founded to advance research
in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship.
for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC): A non-profit organization
dedicated to research, study, publication, and information exchange surrounding
all aspects of recordings and recorded sound.
d'ethnomusicologie: An organization which promotes the study of
ethnomusicology through publications, concerts, and recordings.
Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE): A UK society devoted to the study
of music and dance from all parts of the world.
Society for Traditional Music: A society dedicated to the study and
promotion of musical traditions of all communities and cultures, in all their
Musicological Society of India: A forum for interdisciplinary
research, discussion, and dissemination of knowledge, on music & dance and
Christianity in India.
CID - UNESCO's
International Dance Council: Le CID représente les intérêts du monde
de la danse en agissant comme un forum à l’échelle mondiale qui rassemble aussi
bien les organisations internationales, nationales et régionales que toutes les
personnes oeuvrant dans le domaine de la danse.
Music Society (CMS): A consortium of college, conservatory,
university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all
disciplines of music.
Library and Information Resources (CLIR): An independent, nonprofit
organization. Through projects, programs, and publications, CLIR works to
maintain and improve access to information for generations to come.
Dance Resources (CCDR): A non-profit organization dedicated to
research about dance. Cross-Cultural Dance Resources, Inc. supports many areas
of dance and programs include research and consultation, performance events,
discussions, and the book Half a Century of Dance Research: Essays by
Gertrude Prokosch Kurath.
European Foundation For Chinese Music Research (CHIME):
A foundation for the promotion of Chinese music research, based in Leiden, the
Netherlands. It was founded early in 1990 by European music scholars from four
different countries. CHIME serves as an active world-wide network of
researchers of Chinese music.
Meetings in Ethnomusicology: Information and table of contents for
this journal which is a refereed academic editorial series treating the musical
traditions and socio-cultural connections or associations with music that were
formerly, or traditionally, summoned under the name of folk music (and/or
European Seminar in Ethnomusicology (ESEM): ESEM
is a platform for professional scholars and advanced students in
world forum on music and censorship.
Galpin Society for the
Study of Musical Instruments: A society which supports original
research into the history, construction, development and use of musical
Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM): An international
organization established to promote inquiry, scholarship and analysis in the
area of Popular Music.
Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives: Established in
Amsterdam to function as a medium for international co-operation between
archives that preserve recorded sound and audiovisual documents. Members
represent a broad palette of audiovisual archives which are distinguished by
their focus on particular subjects and areas: e.g. archives for all sorts of
musical recordings, historic, literary, folkloric and ethnological sound
documents, theatre productions and oral history interviews, bio-acoustic,
environmental and medical sounds, linguistic and dialect recordings as well as
those for forensic purposes.
International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM):
An international organization to further the study, practice, documentation,
preservation and dissemination of traditional music, including folk, popular,
classical and urban music, and dance of all countries.
Native American Flute Association: An Association which supports and
promotes various aspects of Native American flute performance and research.
Musicological Society: The aims of the KMS are to further the study,
practice, documentation, preservation and dissemination of Korean traditional
La Société française
d'ethnomusicologie: French organization for the study of ethnomusicology, founded in 1983.
Music Library Association
(MLA): The professional organization in the United States devoted to
music librarianship and to all aspects of music materials in libraries.
Oral History Association:
An association devoted to oral history as a way of collecting human memories.
Studies International: An international organization that promotes
communication and exchange between scholars and practitioners working in the
field of performance.
Musical Association: British organization for the study of any kind
of music, from history, analysis, and ethnomusicology to studies of perception,
reception, and practice-led research.
de Etnomusicologia (SIbE): Agrupa a más de un centenar de
investigadores dedicados al estudio de la música en su contexto cultural. Entre
sus socios se encuentran académicos, profesores, educadores, profesionales e
instituciones de conservación y difusión del patrimonio musical, así como
amigos de la música tradicional y popular.
Society for American Music
(SAM): A society devoted 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.
Society for Asian Music:
A not-for-profit educational organization that publishes the Journal of the
Society for Asian Music.
Society for Music Theory
(SMT): Established to promote music theory as both a scholarly and a
for Musicology in Ireland: The Society seeks to provide a forum for
the practice of musicology which reflects the gamut of musical research in
Ireland, notably in ethnomusicology, historical musicology, analysis,
performance practice, textual criticism, archival research, organology,
cultural and social history and critical discourse.
South African Society for Research in Music: The former Musicological Society of Southern Africa and the Symposium on Ethnomusicology combined in 2006, and now produce SAMUS, the journal South African Music Studies.
Congress on Research in Dance (CORD): The Congress On Research in
Dance is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary organization with an open,
international membership. Its purposes are to encourage research in all aspects
of dance, including related fields, to foster the exchange of ideas, resources,
and methodology, through publication, international and regional conferences,
and workshops, and to promote the accessibility of research materials.
The English Folk Song and
Dance Society: A society dedicated to preserve English folk dances
and songs and other folk music, to make them known and to encourage the
practice of them in their traditional form.
The Society for Arab Music
Research (SAMR): Website with information about this special
interest group of the Society for Ethnomusicology.
A Resource for the Traditional Music of the Arabs.
Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO):
UNESCO works as a laboratory of ideas and a standard-setter to forge universal
agreements on emerging ethical issues. The Organization also serves as a
clearinghouse--that disseminates and shares information and knowledge--while
helping Member States to build their human and institutional capacities in
diverse fields, promoting international co-operation among its Member States
and Associate Members in the fields of education, science, culture and
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO):
An international organization dedicated to promoting the use and protection of
works of the human spirit. These works -- intellectual property -- are
expanding the bounds of science and technology and enriching the world of the
World Music Institute:
An organization that encourages cultural exchange between nations and ethnic
groups, supports traditional music by providing opportunities for visiting and
for local artists, presents to the American public the finest in traditional
and contemporary music and dance from around the world, and collaborates with
community organizations and academic institutions in fostering greater
understanding of the world's music and dance traditions.