Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States

The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) is a nonprofit US based organization founded in 1984 which aims to promote electro-acoustic music.[1] In particular, the organization aims:

SEAMUS (pronounced SHAY-mus) was formed in 1984 as a U.S. chapter of the International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music (ICEM) which had been formed 2 years prior in Bourges, France. Jon Appleton suggested to Barry Schrader the formation of such a chapter while serving as the U.S. representative to the ICEM. SEAMUS is a non-profit national organization of composers, performers, and teachers of electroacoustic music representing every part of the United States and virtually every musical style. Significant supporters have included California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), ASCAP, and The Alexander Family Foundation.[2]

Current Board of Directors

Conference and awards

SEAMUS National Conference
Genre Electroacoustic music

In 1987, the society began giving the SEAMUS Award to acknowledge people who have made significant contributions to electro-acoustic music. The award is presented at the SEAMUS National Conference, held annually. SEAMUS has also, in cooperation with The University of Texas, established a national archive for electro-acoustic literature and compositions. The society also established EAMM (SEAMUS Electro-Acoustic Music Month) which is a worldwide celebration of electronic, computer and electroacoustic music which occurs in November of every year.


Other International Electroacoustic Organisations

See also

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States.


This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 11/29/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.