Mission of The College Music Society

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.


Legal Structure

The College Music Society is a public educational and professional, not-for-profit organization recognized as tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(6) of the Tax Code.  The College Music Society is a corporation organized in the State of Montana.


Description of The College Music Society

The Bylaws of The College Music Society describe the organization as follows:

The particular business and objectives of the Society shall, as stated in its Articles of Incorporation, be educational, and shall be devoted to the general interests of music in colleges and universities.  Its primary purposes shall be (1) to gather, consider, and disseminate ideas on the philosophy and practice of music as an integral part of higher education, and (2) to increase communications among the various disciplines of the music profession.  No part of the net earnings of the Society shall inure to the benefit of any individual.  The Society shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.