Associations and societies

The following list is a selection of associations and societies that support and promote research in music education, psychology, and performance science. Boundaries between these fields—and with related fields such as music composition, history, librarianship, technology, and theory—are porous. Here, we provide links to organizations with wide, international reach. Through these links, you can find information on associations and societies representing constituent areas of study, as well as national and regional research organizations.

Asia-Pacific Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (APSCOM)
European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC)
International Society for Music Education (ISME)
International Symposium on Performance Science (ISPS)
Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA)
Society for Education, Music, and Psychology Research (SEMPRE)
Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC)

Links to other music associations, societies, and resources

Four Rs of International Music Research
International Association of Music Information Centers (IAMIC)
International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (IAML)
International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)
International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)
International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)
International Committee of Museums and Collections of Instruments and Music (ICOM/CIMCIM)
International Music Council (IMC)
International Musicological Society (IMS)
International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR)
Music Research: A Handbook (Oxford University Press)

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