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If you are holding a musicology conference or symposium in the New England area, please email ams dot newengland at gmail dot com to be added to this calendar. This includes virtual events. Thanks for helping us try to avoid conflicts within our region and discipline! 

  • CONFERENCE: Reframing Beethoven (BU Center for Beethoven Research) March 24 - March 27, 2022 More info here
  • WEBINAR: "Black Music and the American University: Eileen Southern's Story" April 7, 2022, 4pm (Harvard/Radcliffe)  more info and to register here




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To pay dues, please go to the website of the American Musicological Society (, scroll down to the very bottom and click on "AMS Online Store". From there you will want to select the box that says "AMS New England Chapter"  and that will put it in your "cart". You can follow the prompts and pay either with PayPal or a credit card.

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