Music of the United States of America (MUSA), a series of scholarly editions of music, aims to represent the diversity of our nation’s heritage by publishing music of historical importance and high quality previously unavailable in reliable critical editions.

MUSA is devoted to expanding the legacy of American music available for performance and study by publishing a forty-volume series of scholarly editions of music that addresses the wide variety of American musical styles, including jazz, psalmody, popular song, twentieth-century chamber music, art song, Native American ceremony, and the Broadway show. Each MUSA volume includes a substantial explanatory essay, elegant musical notation, and a detailed editorial apparatus. By bringing musical notation and scholarly interpretation together in each volume, MUSA endeavors to place the sounds of American music in the context of the nation's cultural life.

MUSA was founded in 1988 as a collaborative venture administered by the American Musicological Society through its Committee on the Publication of American Music (COPAM), and is published by A-R Editions. The Society for American Music contributes to MUSA and provides a representative on its behalf to COPAM. MUSA is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and hosted by the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

We encourage scholars who are interested in editing new MUSA volumes to read the Proposal Guidelines and contact MUSA's Executive Editor.
Andrew Kuster,
Jul 11, 2017, 12:45 PM