Mission statement

The primary objective of the SMT Analysis of World Music Interest Group is to provide a unique interdisciplinary platform from which to explore the panoply of global musical traditions, both past and present, that lie outside the purview of Western art music from the broadest possible array of theoretical, cultural, historical and analytical perspectives. This group is allied with the SEM Special Interest Group on Analysis of World Music and the organization Analytical Approaches to World Music (AAWM).


The AWMIG sponsors and plans presentations, discussions, workshops, performances, and special topic sessions for the Annual Meeting of SMT. It also functions as a conduit to the biennial AAWM Conference and the AAWM Journal, an open-access peer-reviewed journal devoted to the analysis of world music, broadly defined.

Online Presence and Discussion

The AWMIG hosts a Humanities Commons page, which all are encouraged to join and participate in. On the Humanities Commons page can be found participant-shared materials, reading lists and syllabi, links to relevant forthcoming events and CFPs, discussion forums, and more.


Please sign up for the AWMIG Humanities Commons page to keep abreast of ongoing and forthcoming activities, or contact co-chairs Chris Stover or Anna Wang.

Leadership and Contact Info
Co-chair Chris Stover cdstover@asu.edu
Co-chair Anna Wang anna_wang@g.harvard.edu