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Music Organizations

American Guild of Organists’ student chapter functions when there is a sufficient number of organ students who wish to have their study enriched by organizational activity and concerts.

National Association of Negro Musicians
student chapter sponsors activities and concerts that focus on the music of African-Americans.

Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society fosters the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarships. Gamma Pi chapter was chartered at Spelman College in 1974. Membership is by the chapter faculty members’ nomination based on stringent national guidelines regarding class standing and high standards of musicianship.

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 1,200 institutional subscribers from over forty nations participate in the Society.

The College Music Society is a consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music. Its mission is to promote music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction.

The American Choral Directors Associations
is a nonprofit music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives through arts advocacy to elevate choral music's position in American society.

The International Association of Jazz Education is recognized as the largest annual gathering of the global jazz community, with upwards of 7,000 educators, musicians, record executives, exhibitors, media, and enthusiasts attending from over 30 countries.