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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.

British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE): A UK society that aims to advance the study, practice, documentation, preservation and dissemination of traditional music and dance, including folk, popular, classical, urban, and other genres, of all countries.

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.

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

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 that promotes the holistic understanding and appreciation of the diversity and significance of dance as a human universal in all cultural contexts through active research, publication, consultation, and public presentation.

Dance Studies Association (DSA): An international organization of dance scholars, educators, and artists that aims to strengthen the visibility and increase the reach of dance as embodied practice, creative endeavor and intellectual discipline.

European Foundation For Chinese Music Research (CHIME): A foundation for the promotion of Chinese music research, based in Leiden, the Netherlands. CHIME serves as an active world-wide network of researchers of Chinese music.

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

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 (IASA): A non-profit network of international co-operation between archives that preserve recorded sound and audiovisual documents.

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: A society that aims to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation and dissemination of Korean traditional music.

La Société française d'ethnomusicologie (SFE): French organization whose mission is to encourage, support and promote reflection and action in the field of the traditional musics of the world.

Music Library Association (MLA): The professional organization in the United States devoted to music librarianship and all aspects of music materials in libraries. 

Oral History Association (OHA): An association devoted to oral history as a way of collecting human memories.

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

Royal Musical Association (RMA): 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): A Spanish scientific society of more than a hundred researchers dedicated to the study of music in its cultural context.

Society for American Music (SAM): A society devoted to stimulating 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 dedicated to the musics of Asia and the publication of the journal Asian Music.

Society for Music Theory (SMT): A society established to promote music theory as both a scholarly and a pedagogical discipline.

Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI): A society founded to serve the growing community of musicologists in Ireland and to foster musical scholarship in all its forms throughout Ireland.

South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM): A South African society that aims to facilitate dialogue and collaboration between all researchers in music, within and beyond academia and the promotion, fostering and dissemination of such research.

The English Folk Song and Dance Society: A society dedicated to preserving English folk dances and songs and other folk music, making them known and encouraging the practice of them in their traditional form.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): An international organization that works to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): A self-funding agency of the United Nations that acts as the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information and cooperation.

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