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American Composers Forum
Since 1973, this student-founded organization has striven to create new opportunities for composers in and out of academia.
The American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers
Since 1914, ASCAP has served as a non-profit performance rights organization dedicated to protecting the copyrights of its members.
Representing artists from every conceivable genre, BMI licenses, collects, and distributes royalties to its members.
Based in Nashville, SESAC is an invitation-only performance rights organization.
The Society for Music Theory
Promotes and supports the concept of music theory as a scholarly and pedagogical discipline.
Society of Composers, Inc.
Comprised of almost 1500 members, the SCI is dedicated to developing and supporting new and contemporary music. Of particular note is their Performers and Composers CD series promoting the work of their members.
American Bandmasters Association
Originally formed to raise the status of concert bands, the ABA is now considered the world’s preeminent wind band organization.
American Choral Directors Association
A not-for-profit organization of choral conductors representing over 1,000,000 singers. Publisher of
American Musicological Society
Home of the
Journal of the American Musicological Society
, the AMS has chapters all over North America.
The College Music Society
Support for all facets of music in higher education, from webinars to health concerns.
International Alliance for Women in Music
Since 1995, the IAWM has dedicated itself to fighting gender discrimination in music.
International Musicological Society
A worldwide network of musicologists devoted to music of all varieties. Of particular note is the International Mentoring Scheme (IMS), which connects beginning scholars with accomplished mentors.
League of American Orchestras
The LAO is the only organization in the world exclusively devoted to the orchestra.
National Band Association
Founded in 1960, their membership includes band directors from all over the world, from elementary school to the military.
National Collegiate Choral Organization
Specifically for those in higher education, their publication
The Conductor as Scholar: National Guidelines for the Promotion and Tenure of Collegiate Choral Conductors
is available as a PDF.
Sigma Alpha Iota
International fraternity designed to support and nurture women in music.
Society for 17
Focusing exclusively on scholarship and performance of the music of the 1600s.
Society for American Music
Established in honor of “the father of musicology” Oscar Sonneck, this not-for-profit offers myriad resources and is open to scholar and layman alike.
The Society for Ethnomusicology
With the belief that music isn’t merely a subject but an ongoing cultural process, SEM is the epicenter of all things ethnomusicological.
Society for Music Analysis
Based in the UK, the SMA concentrates on music theory and its many subcategories.
World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles
Focusing on the wind band, this global organization is dedicated to connecting world cultures through music.
American Guild of Organists
The AGO seeks to encourage community among organists. Features the online magazines
The American Organist
American Pianists Association
Supporting jazz and classical pianist competitions since 1979.
The Galpin Society for the Study of Musical Instruments
Named for Frances W. Galpin, this organization is dedicated to the collection and study of musical instruments. Awards the annual Anthony Baines Memorial Prize.
International Clarinet Association
Since 1973, the ICA has been the home for all things clarinet.
International Double Reed Society
From teachers to enthusiasts, the IDRS is dedicated to the oboe and bassoon family of instruments.
International Horn Society
Offers workshops, awards, composition contests, and an abundance of online resources. Includes free job classifieds.
International Society of Bassists
Has supported the double bass in all musical genres since 1973. Features competitions, workshops, newsletters, and a biennial international convention.
International Trombone Association
The world’s largest trombone association, ITA is an outstanding resource for trombone devotees.
International Trumpet Guild
Online portal to the trumpet universe—access to recordings, journals, and pedagogy.
International Tuba Euphonium Association
From amateur to professional, a nonprofit organization committed to spotlighting the tuba.
The National Flute Association
The world’s largest flute association offers scholarships, commissions, pedagogy, and a large lending library.
North American Saxophone Alliance
Dedicated to promoting the saxophone to all ages and backgrounds since 1976.
Percussive Arts Society
Percussion resources galore—everything from warmup exercises to career advice to videos. Publishes
Piano Technicians Guild
The world authority in piano service. Find a local piano technician or study to become one.
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