Royal Musical Association
Royal Musical Association

Répertoire International des
Sources Musicales

Music and Philosophy Study Group
Music & Philosophy Study Group

British Forum for Ethnomusicology
British Forum for Ethnomusicology

The Plainsong and Medieval Music Society
The Plainsong and Medieval
Music Society

Music Libraries Trust
Music Libraries Trust

Sound and Music

National Association for Music in Higher Education

Institute of Acoustics


Mission Statement

The Music Research Consortium UK (MRC-UK) represents UK professional organisations promoting research in music.

MRC-UK aims to:

    • Support and promote the scholarly study of music and musical activity in all its forms;
    • Promote collaboration between the participating organisations and the wider national and international community in order to enhance understanding and to encourage and support research events, strategy and dissemination;
    • Co-ordinate national and international initiatives and responses concerning music research practice and policy on behalf of the participating organisations in order to promote evidence-based policy and practice that draws explicitly on the latest international research;
    • Provide practical help to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of communication and collaboration between participating organisations;
    • Encourage cross-disciplinary discussion on issues such as ontology, epistemology, theoretical consistency and methodology;
    • Develop links with practitioners and professional bodies to promote musical research and the exchange of ideas.

    To contact Music Research Consortium UK, please write to Dr Helen C.Thomas at (


Society for Music Analysis
Society for Music Analysis

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale

Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production
Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production

International Association for the
Study of Popular Music

Galpin SocietyBritish Music Society
Galpin Society
British Music Society

Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research

English Folk Dance and Song Society

International Association of Music Libraries,
Arrchives & Document Centres (UK & Ireland)

British Association for Music Therapy


Copyright, MRC-UK, 2013