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Major Professional Music Associations

I. Musical Research and Study


College Music Society (CMS)

Canadian University Music Society (CUMS)

Royal Music Association (RMA)


American Musicological Society (AMS)

International Musicological Society (IMS)

Ethnomusicology and World Music

British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE)

Canadian Society for Traditional Music (CSTM)

International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)

Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)

American Music

Society for American Music (SAM)

British Music

British Music Society (BMS)

North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA)


Society for Music Analysis (SMA)

Society for Music Theory (SMT)


American Composers Alliance (ACA)

American Composers Forum (ACF)

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)

Society of Composers (SCI)

Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)

Society of European Stage Authors and Composers (SESAC)

Music Education

American String Teachers Association (ASTA)

Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations (CFMTA)

International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE).
Note: The International Association for Jazz Education ceased operations in April 2008.

International Society for Music Education (ISME)

Music Educators National Convention (MENC)

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)

National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI)

Rock and Popular Music

International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)

Music and Technology

Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI)

International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR)

Musical Instruments and Organology

American Musical Instrument Society (AMIS)

Galpin Society

Music Perception and Cognition

Society for Music Perception and Cognition

Music Librarianship

Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)

Canadian Association of MusicLibraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (CAML)

International Association of MusicLibraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML)

Music Library Association (MLA)

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