The American Musicological Society was founded in 1934 as a non-profit organization to advance "research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship," a mission that has since evolved to include teaching and learning about music in addition to research.
In 1951 the Society became a constituent member of the American Council of Learned Societies.
Joint meetings with one or more of these societies are held from time to time.
In 1948 the Journal of the American Musicological Society was established, superseding earlier bulletins and papers read at annual meetings.
Twenty-five of the projected forty volumes are currently available.
Bequests from Manfred Bukofzer, Otto Kinkeldey, Gustave Reese, Dragan Plamenac, Paul Pisk, and Lloyd Hibberd formed the nucleus of an endowment fund established in 1971 to support the publication of books and editions of music.It drew to a close in 2009 with the achievement of .2 million in additional endowment funds.Its success was ensured by leading grants from the Andrew W.Concerts, exhibits, and social and business functions engage the time and interests of members beyond the scholarly sessions. Depending on the site of the meeting, attendance varies from 1,200 to over 2,000.The meetings are held in metropolitan centers from coast to coast in both the U. Abstracts of papers read are available for all in attendance and are available for sale after the meetings. In addition to its formal association with the American Council of Learned Societies, the AMS cooperates with the International Musicological Society, the Music Library Association, the Society for Music Theory, the Society for Ethnomusicology, the Society for American Music, and the College Music Society in undertakings of common interest.Example: music AND monash AND thesis - will find Monash theses relating to music Arts Ph D Theses Theses from other universities are sometimes available for Interlibrary loan through the Document delivery service, or it may be possible to order a copy either for the library collection or for your own use. Please note also that if you are about to complete an ethnomusicology dissertation, or if you are an advisor supervising one, Ethnomusicology Online publishes enhanced dissertation abstracts, which can be expanded or re-written to incorporate selected details from the dissertation, including colour pictures, maps, diagrams, audio, video, animations, or other multimedia; see Mercedes Du Junco’s dissertation in the list above, and contact the editor of EOL, Karl Signell, if you are interested.A Newsletter, published in February and August, began to be issued regularly in 1971.It contains announcements, reports, a list of papers read at chapter meetings, obituaries, the program for the annual meeting, and sundry items of interest to the community. In addition to the names and addresses of all current members and institutional subscribers, it includes the By-Laws of the Society as well as lists of governing personnel, honorary and corresponding members, past presidents, current committees, guidelines for award and fellowship competitions, and the Society's Guidelines for Ethical Conduct.Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.The funds have been allocated to * * * The office of the Society is located on the campus of New York University (as of June 30, 2016) in New York, New York.