The American Musicological Society was founded in 1934 to advance research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship. 3,600 individuals and 1,100 institutional subscribers from over forty nations participate in the Society.
The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.
The Music Publishers Association is the oldest music trade organization in the United States, fostering communication among publishers, dealers, music educators, and all ultimate users of music. The organization maintains a current directory of music publishers and an index of publishers' imprints.
In 1876, Theodore Presser and 62 of his colleagues founded the Music Teachers National Association with the purpose of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. It provides both a collective voice for teachers worldwide and a powerful alliance.
Originally called Music Supervisors National Conference, then Music Educators National Conference (MENC), and then MENC, The National Association for Music Education is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
The Wichita Jazz Festival is dedicated to fostering great jazz in Wichita and raising the next generation of Kansas jazz musicians. Monthly concerts and an annual festival highlight some of the greatest living names in the jazz world, and education programs put young players in contact with professional musicians to continue America's musical tradition.