Founded in 1988 by Dean Paul Boylan and the Katherine Tuck Foundation, the American Music Institute stives "to foster collaborative investigation of musical life in the United States, drawing from resources throughout the UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance, across the University of Michigan campus, and throughout the nation."
Music of the United States of America (MUSA)
Edited by Professor Emeritus Richard Crawford and Executive Editor Dorothea Gail, MUSA is a forty-volume series of notated scholarly editions of musical compositions representing the fullest possible range of American creativity.
New Grove Dictionary of American Music, Second Edition
Under the editorship of UM musicologist Charles Garrett, UM is leading an update and expansion of the most comprehensive and reliable reference tool in American music studies.
American Orchestras Summit II
Planning is now underway for a March 2012 reprise of our original American Orchestras Summit in January 2010 that brought together musicians, arts administrators, academics, and students to discuss the future of the orchestra in the United States. See the 2010 Summit Website for details and email email@example.com with ideas for 2012. See the UM Arts Montage site for a recent video by AMI director Mark Clague concerning the balance of art and economics.
Spangled Banner 200
The American Music Institute in partnership with the Star Spangled Music Foundation, the University of Michigan Marching Band, the Reno Philharmonic, and other collaborators, is working to inspire a national celebration of the bicentennial of the United States National Anthem -- Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner." Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to collaborate.
Arts Enterprise @ U.Michigan
Recognizing that musicians in the United States have earned a living as musical entrepreneurs, the Institute is a strong supporter of Arts Enterprise @ U.Michigan and its national organization Arts Enterprise. Please join us at the AE Summit in Kansas City in February 2011.
- Living Music
Living Music is an online oral-history database project developed by AMI director Professor Mark Clague. Begun in 2003, the project features over 1000 interviews done by University of Michigan musicology students to investigate the full range of the American musical "art world" in the United States and beyond.