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American Anthropological Association (AAA): The world's largest professional organization of individuals interested in anthropology.

American 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.

American Folklore Society (AFS): An association of people who create and communicate knowledge about folklore.

American Musicological Society (AMS): A non-profit organization founded to advance research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship.

Association 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.

Ateliers d'ethnomusicologie: An organization which promotes the study of ethnomusicology through publications, concerts, and recordings.

British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE): A UK society devoted to the study of music and dance from all parts of the world.

Canadian Society for Traditional Music: A society dedicated to the study and promotion of musical traditions of all communities and cultures, in all their aspects.

Christian 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.

College Music Society (CMS): A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music.

Company of Fifers and Drummers: The Company of Fifers & Drummers was established in 1965, to perpetuate the historical significance and folk traditions of fife and drum music and to foster the spirit of fellowship among fifers and drummers everywhere.  The Organization was incorporated in the US, State of Connecticut as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on July 29, 1967.

Council on 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.

Cross-Cultural 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.

European 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 musical folklore).

European Seminar in Ethnomusicology (ESEM): ESEM is a platform for professional scholars and advanced students in ethnomusicology.

Freemuse: The 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 instruments.

International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM): An international organization established to promote inquiry, scholarship and analysis in the area of Popular Music.

International 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.

International Native American Flute Association: An Association which supports and promotes various aspects of Native American flute performance and research.

Korean Musicological Society: The aims of the KMS are to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation and dissemination of Korean traditional music.

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.

Performance Studies International: An international organization that promotes communication and exchange between scholars and practitioners working in the field of performance.

Royal 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.

Sociedad 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 pedagogical discipline.

Society 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. 

The 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.

Turath.org: A Resource for the Traditional Music of the Arabs.

United 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 communication.

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 arts.

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.

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