SAM Interest Groups

Interest Groups are formed by members to share common interests and organize special sessions at annual conferences. Currently active groups are listed below:

American Band History Research, Craig Parker

Connecting Outside the Academy, Joseph Horowitz

Dance, Renee Camus

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, W. Anthony Sheppard

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

Jewish Studies, Erica Argyropoulos

Music and Politics, James Deaville

Music Biography, Steve Swayne

Music of Latin America and the Caribbean, Eduardo Herrera

Music Theatre,
James Lovensheimer

Research on Gender in American Music, Sarah Gerk

Research Resources, Mark McKnight

Transatlantic Relations, Marianne Betz

Twentieth-Century Music, Rob Haskins