The North American British Music Studies Association

The North American British Music Studies Association

#GivingTuesday November 27, 2018

The North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA) Celebrates
#GivingTuesday with a special giving campaign highlighted by the personal reflections of its
members. read more…

NABMSA Membership Drive

It’s always a great idea to be a member of NABMSA … but this year, it is especially exciting!

If you become a member or renew your membership between December 13 2017 and February 15 2018, you will be automatically entered to win a complete set of the first edition of Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Rachel Cowgill has generously donated this to NABMSA and has agreed to ship it to the lucky winner. Thank you, Rachel!

All you need to do is join or renew at the low price of $25 regular member, $12.50 student member before February 15, 2018. There is no extra cost or paperwork!

The newest issue of NABMSA Reviews is now available with reviews of:

1. Andrew J. Boyle, Delius and Norway
2. Lisa Colton,Angel Song: Medieval English Music in History
3. Nicholas Temperley, ed., Musicians of Bath and Beyond: Edward Loder (1809–1865) and his Family
4. Robert Gordon and Olaf Jubin, eds., The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical
5. Richard Semmens, Studies in the English Pantomime, 1712–1733
6. Vicki P. Stroeher and Justin Vickers, eds., Benjamin Britten Studies: Essays on an Inexplicit Art
7. Sandra Mangsen, Songs without Words: Keyboard Arrangements of Vocal Music in England, 1560–1760
8. Paul Watt, Ernest Newman: A Critical Biography
You can find this issue of NABMSA Reviews at

The latest issue of NABMSA Reviews (Vol. 4, No. 1) is now available. It contains reviews of books on British hymn books for children, Bedford’s choral society, Gilbert and Sullivan, the music of Frank Bridge, and the commercial side of art music in the 19th and early 20th centuries. 

The latest issue of NABMSA Reviews (Vol. 3, No. 2) is now available. It has reviews of books on the player piano in the Edwardian age, the sea in the British imagination, nineteenth-century London concert life, identity in Irish music, the British symphony and the London Royal College of Music Library.