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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.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to begin the online membership form.

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Annual membership includes

Members can quickly recoup their dues through discounts that form part of AMS membership, including

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Membership Types


Membership Level, based on Annual Income Dues
$30,000 or less $40
$30,000 to $45,000 $67.50
$45,000 to $60,000 $120
$60,000 to $80,000 $140
$80,000 to $100,000 $180
$100,000 and above $225
Sustaining $295
Help sustain the AMS and make membership affordable for others. Your membership dues include a $70 contribution to subsidize membership for lower-income colleagues.
Students $40
Students are encouraged to join the AMS! If you enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, we invite you to save money and choose the "Student" membership category.
Emeritus see below
Emeritus members must have been regular members for at least ten years and are either over the age of 70 or retired. Please choose the membership level best aligned with your financial circumstances. Emeritus members over the age of 75 may choose a membership level or have the option of paying zero annual dues. Please contact the AMS office if interested in a complimentary membership.
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: $5,000; for 10 to 19 years: $3,750; for 20 to 29 years: $2,500; for 30 or more years: $1,250. Please contact the AMS office if interested in life membership.


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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If you are interested in a life membership, please contact us directly.