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The Many Musics of America Project

The Many Musics of America Project is a landmark event series organized by the American Musicological Society to spotlight the richness and diversity of America’s musical traditions as the country approaches its 250th anniversary. Partially funded by a grant from the National Writing Project, the Many Musics of America Project is anchored and co-organized by volunteers from the American Musicological Society’s network of fifteen regional chapters.

The series includes a mix of online and in-person events organized by music studies experts for music enthusiasts and a wider public interested in the history, richness and diversity of America’s musical traditions. All events are free or low-cost and will be accompanied by articles illuminating the development and unique features of the music explored. Most events will be recorded and made available for later viewing online.

Made possible with support from the


The American Musicological Society

The American Musicological Society (AMS) exists to expand understanding of music and sound through research, teaching, learning, and advocacy. To realize its mission, the Society fosters new work through a range of grants, fellowships, publication subventions, and awards; encourages exchange through publications, meetings, performances, lectures, and other public programs; and supports the professional lives of its members and constituents through workshops, mentoring, discussion forums, and other resources. As a guiding principle, the AMS promotes equity, access, and inclusion.

Please show your support for the American Musicological Society and its work by becoming a member and/or making a charitable gift. The AMS is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit.