About the Sonneck Society

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The Sonneck Society, incorporated as a tax-exempt organization in 1975, was named in honor of Oscar George Theodore Sonneck (1873-1928), a bibliographer of American music, head of the Music Division of the Library of Congress (1902-17), founding editor of "Musical Quarterly," documentary historian, cataloguer, executive editor of G. Schirmer's in NYC (1917-28), critic, and the first serious student of early music in America.

The society promotes the dissemination of accurate information on all aspects of American music, and is dedicated to the encouragement of research, performance, recording and publication of American music.

Members get an annual membership directory, a quarterly bulletin (with articles by members, news, bulletins, book & recording reviews), a quarterly "American Music" journal of research papers on music published by University of Illinois Press, and a just-started annual journal from the American Music Research Center in Boulder, Colorado. And there's an annual conference. Write for information.

Members may choose to do absolutely nothing but receive these publications, or they can actively attend or lecture at conferences, contact other members with similar musical interests, form special-interest-groups.

Thumbing through the membership directory is like reading a who's-who in American music academic fields . . . and there's also music fans. Annual dues are individuals US $40, fulltime students US $20, institutions US $55. Send dues or write for further information about the Society to:

Sonneck Society
P.O. Box 476
Canton, MA 02021

Provided by: Jim Fleming 70036.64@compuserve.com

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