The Society for Ethnomusicology is a U.S.-based organization with an international membership of over 1700 individuals dedicated to the study of all forms of music from diverse humanistic and social scientific perspectives. As a network of scholars, teachers, students, activists, and musicians that reaches across countries, disciplines, and institutions, SEM serves as a leading forum for the exchange and peer review of research on the world’s music.
Each fall SEM holds an annual conference that attracts more than 900 participants and features research presentations, discussions, workshops, films, and concerts. The SEM 2015 Annual Meeting will be held on December 3-6 in Austin, Texas, with the University of Texas at Austin serving as the host institution. In conjunction with this event, the University of Texas will hold a pre-conference symposium, titled “Music, Property and Law,” on December 2.
SEM publishes Ethnomusicology (the leading journal in the field), the SEM Newsletter, and several online communications. In addition, the Society holds 10 regional chapter conferences each winter/spring, awards prizes that recognize outstanding work in ethnomusicology, and carries out a variety of academic and public oriented special projects.
Visit the SEM website for more information about the Society, its programs, and membership benefits and rates.
Society for Ethnomusicology
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