Founded in 1988 by Dean Paul Boylan with a donation from the Katherine Tuck Foundation, the American Music Institute strives “to foster collaborative investigation of musical life in the United States, drawing from resources throughout the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, across the University of Michigan campus, and throughout the nation.” AMI serves as a project incubator and innovation center for the study of music of all kinds in the United States of America and indeed throughout the Americas. U-M Musicology Professors Mark Clague and Charles Garrett serve as co-directors of the Institute.
George and Ira Gershwin Critical Edition & U-M Gershwin Initiative
In Collaboration with the families of George and Ira Gershwin, Editor-in-Chief Associate Professor Mark Clague leads a project to create new scholarly editions of the Gershwin brothers’ works. This project will further catalyze a campus-wide educational initiative featuring performances, seminars, courses, and symposia inspired by and exploring the art of George and Ira Gershwin.
New Grove Dictionary of American Music, Second Edition
Under the editorship of Associate Professor Charles Garrett, U-M leads an update and expansion of the most comprehensive and reliable reference tool in American music studies. Now published by Oxford University Press and available online.
Music of the United States of America (MUSA)
Under the leadership of Co-Editors- in-Chief Amy Beal (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Mark Clague (University of Michigan), MUSA is a 40-volume series of notated scholarly editions of musical compositions representing the fullest possible range of American creativity. The project is sponsored by the American Musicological Society and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The executive editor is U-M’s Andrew Kuster.