The Gesellschaft für Musikforschung (GfM) is the professional association of musicologists working in Germany in study, research and teaching. It offers all those interested in questions of music history, ethnomusicology and systematic musicology a forum for information and exchange. It currently has around 1600 members in Germany and abroad. The society also promotes musicological research in dialogue with other disciplines. In addition, it sees itself as an organ for communicating findings from the entire field of music to a broader public.
Activities of the Society primarily encompass five fields:
- Organisation of conferences and international meetings,
- Publication of the journal Die Musikforschung (appears four times a year) and other contributions to musicology,
- coordination of academic projects,
- support of academic interactions internationally,
- representation of musicological concerns in education policy.
Membership is open to all persons, institutions, companies and associations at home and abroad who are interested in the aims of the Society.
The membership fee is at present:
|Individual members ||EUR 50,-- |
|Individual members (reduced membership*) ||EUR 25,-- |
|Corporate members ||EUR 60,-- |
Membership fees and donations to the Society are tax deductible. Members receive the journal Die Musikforschung free of charge in print or in digital form via musiconn.publish. Upon request, members may receive a bundle (print and digital edition) for a surcharge; in this case, membership fees are as follows:
|Individual members ||EUR 60,-- |
|Individual members (reduced membership*) ||EUR 35,-- |
|Corporate members ||EUR 75,-- |
The additional income from the bundle will be used exclusively for the digital infrastructure of the GfM.
Joining the Society
In order to join the Society, you may access the pre-printed form or declare your wish to become a member to the address of the committee’s office (Gesellschaft für Musikforschung, Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35, 34131 Kassel, Germany).