SEM Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the 2020 University of Illinois Press Society of Ethnomusicology Virtual Exhibit! While we wish this could be an in-person event, we’re still excited to show you our Ethnomusicology collection. Enjoy books, journal articles, author interviews, and more in this virtual exhibit! When you buy three books from our Ethnomusicology collection you get a free copy of The Journal of American Folklore (Winter 2021). Also, make sure to use promo code SEM20 for 50% off ethnomusicology books on our website from October 21st to the 31st.

Proud Publisher of the Official Journal of the SEM, Ethnomusicology

As the official journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Ethnomusicology 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.

Call for Papers: Ethnomusicology

Ethnomusicology accepts manuscript submissions on an ongoing basis. The following submission guidelines for Ethnomusicology should be

Article manuscripts and inquiries should be submitted to the Editor, Frank Gunderson (Florida State University), at  Manuscripts submitted to Ethnomusicology should not have been published elsewhere–including in electronic form, other than on personal web pages–nor should they simultaneously be under review or scheduled for publication in another journal or in a book.

If you haven’t read the fall volume of Ethnomusicology yet, you can find it at the following link:

New and Recent Releases

American Folklore Society Virtual Exhibit

Browse our Ethnomusicology Catalog

Free eBook Giveaway

Michael B. Silvers has provided a playlist to go along with his book Voices of Drought: The Politics of Music and Environment in Northeastern Brazil. More information on how to obtain this book here.

Featured Journals

American Music is an independent, peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the University of Illinois Press. It includes scholarly pieces about music from all over the Americas.

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, it includes articles from academics and master artists in the field

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. It provides an outlet for scholarly publication and is one of music education’s leading publications.

The Journal of American Folklore, the quarterly journal of the American Folklore Society since the Society’s founding in 1888, publishes scholarly articles, notes, and commentaries directed to a wide professional audience.

Let’s Talk

Make an appointment to talk about your book project with University of Illinois Press music editor, Laurie Matheson, or about your journal article with Frank Gunderson, editor of Ethnomusicology.

To schedule an appointment with Laurie Matheson, please email

Click here for a look at our Ethnomusicology section

To schedule an appointment with Frank Gunderson, please email

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Honoring Bruno Nettl

The past year saw the passing of the beloved scholar, mentor, and friend Bruno Nettl. Read our tribute to Bruno here:

Tribute to Bruno Nettl

Many friends have contributed to establishing the Bruno Nettl Fund for Ethnomusicology at the University of Illinois Press. This fund helps ensure the publication by the University of Illinois Press of diverse research in musicology. Three University of Illinois Press books have received the award:

To learn more about the Bruno Nettl Fund for Ethnomusicology, visit our giving page here:

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