SAM 2022 Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the University of Illinois Press virtual exhibit for the 2022 Society for American Music annual meeting. Browse below our featured books and journals, plus interviews and specially curated playlists inspired by our books. Use promo code SAM22 to get 50% off all music books on our website! Plus, buy 3 books and get a free issue of the journal American Music. The sale runs from March 11-13th, 2022, so don’t miss out!

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Music in American Life Series

Featured Journal

American Music is an independent, peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the University of Illinois Press. Its articles, reviews, and special issues are devoted to American music in the broadest sense.

UPside Podcast featuring American Music editor Todd Decker and University of Illinois Press director Laurie Matheson

Let’s Talk

Laurie Matheson is the director of the University of Illinois Press. Her areas of acquisition include the subjects of Music, Dance, and Folklore. If you’re working on a book project, please feel free to reach out to her during the conference here.

Click here to read an interview with Laurie Matheson.

Todd Decker is the editor of American Music. Read more about him here.

Contact him via e-mail here.

More Featured Journals

Jazz and Culture is an annual publication devoted to publishing cutting-edge research on jazz from multiple perspectives. Founded on the principle that both scholars and musicians offer invaluable contributions, the journal juxtaposes groundbreaking work by researchers alongside oral histories and articles written by master artists in the field.

is the premier publication in the field. Its scholarly articles represent current theoretical perspectives and research in ethnomusicology and related fields, while playing a central role in expanding the discipline in the United States and abroad. This inclusive journal also features book, recording, film, video, and multimedia reviews.

The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education provides a forum where contemporary research is made accessible to all with interest in music education. Dr. Janet R. Barrett is editor and works with an advisory committee of music education’s most prestigious researchers. 

The purpose of Music and the Moving Image is to explore the relationship between music and the entire universe of moving images (film, television, music videos, computer games, performance art, and web-based media) through articles, reviews and interviews.

Spotify Playlist by Christopher M. Reali, author of Music and Mystique in Muscle Shoals

Free Ebook Giveaway

Essential Backlist Books from Music in American Life Series


Music in American Life Books Included in SAM Auction

At every annual meeting, SAM’s Student Forum conducts a silent book auction. The proceeds of the auction go toward the society’s student travel grants to reimburse conference registration fees, travel, and lodging. If you are interested in exploring auction items up for bid during the 2022 annual meeting, please click here. Two 10-book lots from the Music in American Life series are included in the auction.

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