The Society for American Music maintains three regular publications. Our peer-reviewed publication is American Music, a quarterly journal, published for the Society by the University of Illinois Press. The Bulletin of the Society for American Music is published three times yearly to provide a timely and informal means by which members communicate with each other. The annual Membership Directory and Handbook provides a list of members, their addresses, telephone numbers, and affiliations. An indexed annotation of current topics or projects of each member gives a useful means of contact for those with shared interests. Also included in this publication are the Society's Bylaws, as well as listings of honorees and award winners.

American Music

Ellie M. Hisama, editor
Ronald Pen, book review editor
Daniel Goldmark, record review editor and discographer
Charles Hiroshi Garrett, multi-media review editor
Peter Munsted, RILM abstracts coordinator
James Farrington, indexer


American Music is an internationally renowned, refereed, scholarly journal. Published quarterly by the Society for American Music and the University of Illinois Press, and edited by Ellie M. Hisama, it is devoted to all aspects of American music and music in America.

Recent issues have included articles on topics as diverse as Aaron Copland, World Music in Television Ads, and early recordings of the Fisk Jubilee Singers; among forthcoming articles are discussions of Henry Cowell and modern dance, Abel Meeropol (a.k.a. Lewis Allan), jazz outside the marketplace, and New York Chinatown's opera theatres.

The journal also includes scholarly reviews of books, music, recordings, and other media relevant to its central mission.

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American Music Tables of Contents


The Bulletin of the Society for American Music
Sandra Graham,editor

The Bulletin is the newsletter of the Society for American Music, published in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Copyright 2005 by the Society for American Music, ISSN 0196-7967.

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Society for American Music Membership Directory
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