AMS Studies in Music

The American Musicological Society, in collaboration with Oxford University Press, is pleased to sponsor the series AMS Studies in Music. This series seeks to support and promote outstanding and innovative musicological scholarship drawn from the widest possible range of perspectives and areas of inquiry that will appeal to a broad scholarly audience. Submissions that explore musical issues from any historical, theoretical, or ethnomusicological perspective are welcome. All books receive a subsidy from the AMS.

Authors should submit a detailed proposal explaining the substance and importance of their work, the content of each chapter, the current status of the study, and a projected date for completion of the manuscript. Along with the proposal they should also submit one or more sample chapters.

An electronic copy of the proposal and sample chapters should be sent to:

W. Anthony Sheppard
Editor, AMS Studies in Music
w.anthony.sheppard @

Editorial Board: The AMS Publications Committee serves as Editorial Board for the series: Celia Applegate, Amy C. Beal, Philip Bohlman, Joy H. Calico, Caryl Clark, Christine Getz, Larry Hamberlin, Wendy Heller, Roberta Montemorra Marvin, Simon Morrison, J. Michael Raley, John J. Sheinbaum, Susan R. Thomas

Financial support for AMS Studies is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation, and the generous contributions of many individual donors.

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Volumes already published

Paul Berry, Brahms Among Friends: Listening, Performance, and the Rhetoric of Allusion, Oxford University Press, 2014. (AMS Studies, 12) ISBN 9780199982646.      
Joshua S. Walden, Sounding Authentic: The Rural Miniature and Musical Modernism, Oxford University Press, 2014. (AMS Studies, 11) ISBN 9780199334667.   Gurminder Kaur Bhogal, Details of Consequence: Ornament, Music, and Art in Paris, Oxford University Press, 2013. (AMS Studies, 10) ISBN 978-0199795055.

Jesse Rodin, Josquin's Rome: Hearing and Composing in the Sistine Chapel, Oxford University Press, 2012. (AMS Studies, 9) ISBN 978-0199844302.


Marc Benamou, Rasa: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics, Oxford University Press, 2010. (AMS Studies, 8) ISBN: 9780195189438.

Hilary Poriss

Hilary Poriss, Changing the Score: Arias, Prima Donnas, and the Authority of Performance. Oxford University Press, 2009. (AMS Studies, 7)

  Charles M. Atkinson

Charles M. Atkinson, The Critical Nexus: Tone-System, Mode, and Notation in Early Medieval Music, Oxford University Press, 2009. (AMS Studies, 6) ISBN 978-0195148886.

Philip V. Bohlman, Jewish Music and Modernity, Oxford University Press, 2008. (AMS Studies, 5) ISBN 978-0195178326.

  Kevin Karnes

amazonKevin Karnes, Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History, Oxford University Press, 2008. (AMS Studies, 4). ISBN 978-0195368666.


Margaret Notley, Lateness and Brahms, Oxford University Press, 2006. (AMS Studies, 3) ISBN 0195305477.


Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon, Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice, Oxford University Press, 2005. (AMS Studies, 2) ISBN 0195154169.

Lawrence Zbikowski

Lawrence Zbikowski, Conceptualizing Music: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis, Oxford University Press, 2002. (AMS Studies, 1) ISBN 0195140230.


Graeme Boone, Patterns in Play: A Model for Text Setting in the Early French Songs of Guillaume Dufay. (AMS Monographs, 1) University of Nebraska Press, 1999.  ISBN 0803212356.


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