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American Musicological Society (AMS)
Professional organization for musicologists who focus primarily on musics with written traditions, particularly those associated with the concert hall. It publishes the Journal of the American Musicological Society.

Society for American Music (SAM)
Formerly the Sonneck Society, this organization is devoted to the study and promotion of American music in all its varieties.

Center for Black Music Research (CBMR)
A research center and archive for the study of African and African-derived musical expressions, encompassing vernacular and concert musics. Its publications include Black Music Research Journal.

Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)
The major U.S.-based professional organization for scholars studying the broad range of musics in the world. Contrary to popular belief, ethnomusicology is about the study of all kinds of music, not just those emanating from outside the United States or western Europe. The focus of such research is on how music fits into and affects culture in the broadest sense.

International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)
Organization for scholars of rock and popular musics.