Ethnomusicology and World Music Resources

Professional Societies

Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology

  • The regional member chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology.

Society for Ethnomusicology

  • The Society for Ethnomusicology was founded in 1955 to promote the research, study, and performance of music in all historical periods and cultural contexts.

International Council for Traditional Music

  • An NGO devoted to the study, practice and preservation of traditional music and dance throughout the world.

Institutional Resources

NEC Intercultural Institute
  • The New England Conservatory Intercultural Institute, founded in 1994, offers monthly workshops,performances and residencies throughout the academic year by guest artists in a wide variety of musical traditions. These presentations are open without restriction to both the Conservatory community and the general public, free of charge. The Summer Intercultural Institute also offers intensive immersion residencies in a variety of musical traditions during the months of June and July.

LearnQuest Academy of Music
  • A non-profit instution offering instruction in Hindustani and Carnatic Indian Classical Music. Instruction offered in Waltham, Acton and Andover.

Primary Source: Educating for Global Understanding

  • An organization in Watertown, MA, that provides world music resources to teachers. Includes seminar series, summer institutes, and professional development. 

 Music Unites Us

  • Brandeis's Music Unites Us is a three-tiered program encompassing an intercultural residence series, a world music performance series, and a public school education program.

Event Listings

World Music/Crash Arts Concert Listings

  • World Music performance listings in the Greater Boston area.

World Rhythm Calendar

  • The World Rhythm Calendar is a comprehensive listing of international music and dance events in the greater Boston area and southern New England. The WRC is not currently available on the web, but can be received via email subscription by sending an email titled "Add Name" to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Events can be submitted to the WRC by sending an email titled "New Listing" to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Indian Classical Music Concert List

  • Suresh Mathurs maintains a list of private and public concerts in the Greater Boston area for Indian classical music. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like to be added to this e-mail list. 

MITHAS - MIT's Heritage of the Arts of SouthAsia

  • South Asian concert series and cultural organization, featuring well-known performers of both Hindustani and Carnatic musics.  

Research Archives

Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA)

  • The national repository of Armenian artifacts, recordings and other resources in the United States. Located in Watertown, MA; includes documentary and archival recordings and music manuscripts.

Irish Music Center

The Irish Music Center of the John J. Burns Library at Boston College is an archival and listening center, committed to documenting the history of Irish traditional music in America.