Welcome to SEM 2023!

Use code QSEM40 for the SEM conference discount of
40% off of your order of any music books in our catalog.

Join us for a party!
Wesleyan Book Reception
Saturday at 11 am at the Wesleyan book table.

Join us for coffee and cookies to celebrate the new series titles.
Authors Lisa Barg (Queer Arrangements: Billy Strayhorn and Midcentury Jazz Collaboration) and
Matthew Harp Allen (The Life of Music in South India) will be there—we hope to see you, too!

New and forthcoming books

Recent books of interest

AMS & SEM award-winning books

Other award-winning books

About our Music/Culture Series

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Founded in 1993 by George Lipsitz, Susan McClary, and Robert Walser, Wesleyan’s Music/Culture series features outstanding critical work on music. Unconstrained by disciplinary divides, the series addresses music and power through a range of times, places, and approaches. Music/Culture strives to integrate a variety of approaches to the study of music, linking analysis of musical significance to larger issues of power—what is permitted and forbidden, who is included and excluded, who speaks and who gets silenced. Music/Culture zeroes in on how musicians articulate social needs, conflicts, coalitions, and hope. Books in the series investigate the cultural work of music in urgent and sometimes experimental ways, from the radical fringe to the quotidian. Music/Culture asks deep and broad questions about music through the framework of the most restless and rigorous critical theory. View all books in the series here.