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How to Join the American Musicological Society

The American Musicological Society is committed to advancing scholarship in the various fields of music through research, learning, and teaching. We also provide communication, outreach, and advocacy for all who are interested in music scholarship. Our 3,400 members come from the U.S. and forty nations around the world. Show your support for our goals, activities, services, and aspirations by joining now!

Membership is on a rolling basis.

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Annual membership includes

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Membership Types


Standard

Membership Level Dues
Regular 1-year $120
Regular 1-year membership is for anyone with an annual income over $30,000. Membership is active for one year from the date of enrollment.
Regular 3-year $360
Regular 3-year membership is for anyone with an annual income over $30,000. Membership is active for three years from the date of enrollment.
Sustaining 1-year $240
Sustaining 1-year members demonstrate a commitment to support the musicological community in a financial way by paying the equivalent of the full cost of two memberships. Membership is active for one year from date of enrollment.
Sustaining 3-year $720
Sustaining 3-year members demonstrate a commitment to support the musicological community in a financial way by paying the equivalent of the full cost of two memberships each year. Membership is active for three years from date of enrollment.
Joint $50
Any person may apply for Joint membership with his or her spouse or domestic partner who is a current regular, student, emeritus or life member. Joint members share one copy of the Journal; otherwise, they have the same rights and privileges as regular members. Please contact the AMS office if interested in a joint membership.
Low Income $60
Low Income membership is a subsidized category intended for those without full time employment and with an annual income under $30,000.
Life see below
Life members are regular members in all respects except for the payment of annual dues. Instead, life members shall pay one fixed sum. Life membership is prorated as follows: Those who have held continuous membership for 0 to 9 years: $4,000; for 10 to 19 years: $3,000; for 20 to 29 years: $2,000; for 30 or more years: $1,000. Please contact the AMS office if interested in life membership.
Emeritus $60
Emeritus members must have been regular members for at least ten years and are either over the age of 70 or retired.
Emeritus - 75 years and older $0
Members aged 75 years and older have the option of paying zero annual dues.

Student

  $45
Student members must provide proof of eligibility. A copy of your current Student ID (or other proof of enrollment) must be uploaded during the registration process. Members are eligible for the Student Rate for one seven-year period.

Vendors

  Free
Vendor accounts enable companies and other organizations to place orders for advertising, exhibit booth reservations, and other items. Free vendor accounts do not include any of the member benefits granted to paid memberships.

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