Societies and associations

This list, which began life in the 1990s, is not regularly checked for broken links, but the maintainer, J. P. E. Harper-Scott, would be very grateful to be alerted to the need for any changes or additions (email).

  1. American Musicological Society
  2. British Forum for Ethnomusicology
  3. British Harpsichord Society (“extensive source of harpsichord related information with a UK focus”)
  4. British Society for Music Therapy
  5. Canadian University Music Society (CUMS)
  6. Cinco Siglos (cultural society, offering medieval music pages)
  7. College Music Society
  8. Czech and Slovak Music Society
  9. Deutsche Gesellschaft für elektroakustische Musik, Technical University Berlin
  10. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Musikpsychologie
  11. Deutsche Musikrat
  12. Dvořák Society
  13. Elgar Society
  14. English Folk Dance & Song Society, Cecil Sharp House, London NW1 (with Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, containing library, picture and sound archive of traditional dance, music and song of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and related cultures overseas (e.g. Appalachian)
  15. European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music
  16. Film Music Society
  17. Société Française d’Ethnomusicologie (French Society of Ethnomusicology)
  18. Galpin Society
  19. Gesellschaft für Musikforschung
  20. Gregorian Association
  21. Incorporated Society of Musicians, London
  22. International Alliance for Women in Music
  23. International Association for Word and Music Studies
  24. International Computer Music Association (ICMA), Computer Music Software Library and Resource Locator
  25. International Computer Music Association (ICMA) Software Library
  26. International Gustav Mahler Society, Vienna
  27. International Musicological Society
  28. International Sebastian Erard Society (Erard harps and pianos)
  29. International Society for Contemporary Music
  30. Israel Musicological Society
  31. LandesMusikRat Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. (the regional music council of North Rhine Westphalia)
  32. Ludomusicology Research Group
  33. Lute Society
  34. Lyrica Society (Society for Word-Music Relationships) (which sponsors, in part, H-musTXT, a moderated list devoted to musico-textual studies (go to
  35. Musicological Society of Australia
  36. Musicological Society of Southern Africa, SAMUS
  37. Plainsong and Mediaeval Music Society
  38. Renaissance Society of America
  39. Royal Musical Association (RMA)
  40. RMA Music and Philosophy Study Group
  41. Slavic and East European Folklore Association (“a non-profit organization devoted to an exchange of knowledge among scholars interested in Slavic and East European folklore. It seeks to promote instruction, to organize panels at national and international conferences, to encourage the preparation of teaching materials and translations, and to foster exchanges, summer programs, and research in Slavic and East European Folklore and related fields such as anthropology, ethnic studies, history, literature, and musicology”)
  42. Société francaise de Musicologie
  43. Society for Ethnomusicology
  44. Society for Music Analysis
  45. Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI)
  46. Society for Music Theory, including facilities for joining the society
  47. Society for Music Theory, Committee on the Status of Women (with information about the committee and its projects, including a Bibliography of Resources in Music and Women’s Studies, SMT’s Guidelines for Non-Sexist Language, and an Archive of Syllabi from Women and Music Courses)
  48. Society for Music Theory, VPS (Virtual Poster Session, index of current abstracts in music theory, linked to remote sites that contain the abstracts themselves)
  49. Society for Music Theory Conference, 1995, abstracts of papers
  50. Society for Research in Psychology of Music and Music Education
  51. Society for Seventeenth-Century Music
  52. Society for Slovene Studies (University of Alberta)
  53. Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (SSPHS)
  54. Swedish Musicological Society
  55. Viola da Gamba Society