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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.

Books and Monographs FAQs

What are the books and monographs of the Society, and how often do they appear? How does one subscribe?

The Society issues several books and monographs, including the following:

Sourcebooks in American Music is a series of printed books dedicated to landmark compositions and creative performances. The series demonstrates the remarkable scope of musical expression in the United States. Prepared by recognized scholars and directed to students, teachers, and interested readers in other disciplines, these sourcebooks serve as summaries of past scholarship, identify materials for further study, and offer fresh historical and critical assessments. Complete information may be found here.

Monographs and Bibliographies in American Music is a series of bibliographic sourceworks designed to facilitate the study and understanding of American music and of music in the Americas. The series includes comprehensive and rigorous studies of significant and enduring interest to the college music community. The purpose of the series is to contribute to a comprehensive bibliography for the study of American music. The subjects included in the series concern significant American composers. Complete information may be found here.

Cultural Expressions in Music provide for the college music profession and music community at large perspective on and insight into the breadth of cultural inclusion in a wide variety of musical works. Complete information may be found here.

Directory of Music Faculties in Colleges and Universities, U.S. and Canada is the essential reference work for the field of music in higher education. The book includes over 30,000 music faculty at over 1,800 music schools, departments, and conservatories.  The Directory and is fully indexed by faculty and institutions, graduate degrees in music, faculty teaching specialities, and faculty subspecialities.  Complete information may be found here.

Can CMS help locate institutions and faculty?

Yes. CMS makes available the published Directory of Music Faculties in Colleges and Universities, U.S. and Canada. CMS members can access this information online.

Has this Directory evolved over the years?

Yes. The first edition was published in 1966, compiled with punch cards on a large mainframe computer. Today the data is housed on a computer server in the Society's Executive Office and prepared for publication via a simple desk-top publishing system.

Our faculty listing in the Directory of Music Faculties is out of date. Are we doomed? What do I do?

Send the administrative contact person for your institution to [email protected]. We will send you information on how to update your listing.

Our institution is not included in the Directory of Music Faculties. Now what? How do we add it?

Send the administrative contact person for your institution to [email protected]. We will send you information on how to establish your listing.

How can we order a copy of the Directory?

Order information is available here. Book wholesalers receive a 10% discount on CMS publications.

Is there an additional charge for shipping and handling for publication orders?

There is no additional charge for domestic orders. For international and Canadian orders, CMS charges the customer the amount charged to CMS for shipping out of the country.