Use these resources to help you explore different music organizations and resources related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in music.
Links to Music Organizations for Various Interests/Groups
The Society of Music Perception & Cognition: The Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) is a scholarly organization dedicated to the study of music cognition. Use this website to learn about this rapidly growing field, including information on researchers, conferences, and student opportunities.
The Society for Music Theory: The Society for Music Theory promotes the development of and engagement with music theory as a scholarly and pedagogical discipline. We construe this discipline broadly as embracing all approaches, from conceptual to practical, and all perspectives, including those of the scholar, listener, composer, performer, teacher, and student. The Society is committed to fostering diversity, inclusivity, and gender equity in the field.
The American Musicological Society: The American Musicological Society is dedicated to advancing the study and teaching of music through a broad array of programs, including grants, fellowships, awards, publications, and events.
The Society for American Music: The Society for American Music is dedicated to the study, teaching, creation, and dissemination of all musics in the Americas. As a scholarly, collegial, and inclusive organization, we serve a wide and diverse array of academics, librarians, composers, performers, and members of the general public.
American Music Therapy Association: The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)'s mission is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentialing, and research in support of the music therapy profession.
National Association for Music Education: National Association for Music Education (NAfME), is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.