SAM Interest Groups

Interest Groups are formed by members to share common interests and organize special sessions at annual conferences. More information on Interest Groups can be found in the SAM Handbook. Currently active groups are listed below:

American Band History Research, Patrick Hennessey

Connecting Outside the Academy, Joseph Horowitz

Dance, Christopher Wells and Anne Searcy, co-chairs

Early American Music, Glenda Goodman and Joice Waterhouse Gibson, co-chairs
The members of the EAIG are interested in researching and disseminating the culture and music of early North America from pre-colonial times until 1828, the beginning of the Jacksonian Era. It leaves the music of Latin America and the Caribbean to that Interest Group, although cooperation and joint sessions with this IG and others is always welcome.

Music, Sound, and Media, Mary Simonson

Folk and Traditional Music, Gregory Reish

Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered, Scott Everette Smith

Gospel and Church Music, Tammy Kernodle, Emmett Price, and Horace Maxille, co-chairs

Jewish Studies, Erica K. Argyropoulos

Music of Latin America and the Caribbean, Eduardo Herrera

Music Theatre,
James Lovensheimer

Pedagogy, John Spilker

Research on Gender in American Music, Sarah Gerk

Research Resources, Mark McKnight

Sheet Music, Michael Saffle

Experimental Music, Sara Haefeli