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Music Organizations in Michigan

Music societies associations foundations alliances guilds of many music genres and interests. Plus local fan clubs! Click names of organizations plus their facebook to visit their websites for full current information.


General and Multi-Genre Music Organizations

Detroit Music Awards Foundation (DMAF / DMA) – “Our purpose is to honor Detroit area musicians working on a national, regional and local level, to nurture music that is being made in the Detroit metropolitan area, and to create a sense of music industry community that cuts across genres and styles.”  facebook

Detroit Sound Conservancy – “Founded in 2012, the Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC) will preserve what Detroit-native and renowned musician-producer Don Was has called the 'indigenous music of Detroit'. To that end, the DSC's goal is to become the go-to leadership for accurate information and effective strategy to increase and maintain Detroit's capacity to conserve its musical past. DSC working board includes musicians, preservationists, teachers, archivists, librarians, journalists, coders, ethnomusicologists, architects, photographers, filmmakers, publicists, DJs, urban planners, and, most importantly, fans of Detroit music.”

Detroit Metro Area Musicians & Entertainers Association (DMAMEA) – “The purpose is to make an easily accessible avenue for Detroiters who are involved in the performing arts and provide an opportunity to participate within a performing arts association, giving them a chance to share common resources, privileges, and services that are exclusive to it's members.”

Motor City Music Society – MCMS was launched by a group of people who want to shine a spotlight on Detroit's best local bands and musicians. Every other Monday, we have artists and bands in studio for exclusive performances and interviews. Our team records out of The Sound Shop Studio in Macomb, MI.  facebook

Detroit Music Foundation – formed to raise the awareness of Detroit as a world class music capital, support music education and build a music museum.  facebook

Charity Music – provides Musical instruments on loan, at no charge to individuals wishing to explore their musical talents. Always in need of any and all donated instruments regardless of age or condition.

Music Mentors – non-profit organization dedicated to educating children in all aspects of music. It will expose youth to music education, performance, business, artists and all elements of the music industry, thereby enriching their lives and improving life skills.


Blues Societies Organizations

Detroit Blues Society (DBS) – dedicated to the preservation of the blues tradition. Information includes listings for festivals, events, showcases, performing dates at local venues (including bars), lists local individual blues artists with their websites or contact info, links to other blues societies, more.  facebook

Marquette Area Blues SocietyOur mission is to promote the appreciation of blues music & culture in the Upper Peninsula.

American Music Research Foundation (AMRF) – “The AMRF is dedicated to the promotion, documentation, and preservation of American Music, particularly the blues, ragtime, boogie woogie, jazz, and rhythm and blues. A major focus of our work is making the connection between music and the artists who create it.”



Choral and Singers Societies Organizations

Marquette Choral Society – “mixed chorus composed of members of the community of Marquette, Michigan and its surrounding area and of students at Northern Michigan University.”



Christian Gospel Religious Music Organizations

International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum - in Detroit.

Michigan Festival of Sacred Music (MFSM) – Kalamazoo area in West MI. “offers events which represent diverse religious traditions, promoting mutual respect and understanding through sharing the music treasured by these traditions.”



Classical and Chamber Music Societies Guilds Organizations

Bach Festival Society of Kalamazoo – “Practicing, promoting, and preserving the art of choral music and the legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach in Kalamazoo, Michigan since 1946.”  facebook

Chamber Music Society of Detroit (CMS Detroit) – “serving up the very finest classical musical performances the world has to offer”.

Cranbrook Music Guild in Bloomfield Hills. providing Oakland County audiences with exquisite chamber music, performed by prominent artists in a beautiful location. Subscriptions and single event tickets.

St. Cecilia Music Center – “is the only organization of its kind in West Michigan”, located in Grand Rapids. A broad range of affordable and accessible music education for all ages, performance programs, and presents world-class musicians in their concert series.

Sphinx Organization – to increase participation of Blacks & Latinos in classical music.



Country Rockabilly Bluegrass Associations Organizations

DetroitCountryMusic.com – all about country music in Metro Detroit. events, bars, venues, performers, more.

Michigan Bluegrass.com – supports Bluegrass Music in Michigan. “... where Michigan bluegrass music fans can come and find information about festivals, shows, jams, news and more.”

West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association – “WMBMA is a non-profit organization established in 1995 for the promotion and preservation of Bluegrass Music.” Amongst other things, it promotes jams and a festival.

Michigan Country Music Association – based in Grand Rapids, MI. “supporting and promoting local and regional country music artist and venues”  facebook



Electronic Music and EDM Associations Organizations

Michigan Electronic Dance Music Association (MEDMA) – is a student group of music fans, musicians, producers, and DJs focused on spreading the awareness and appreciation of electronic music on University of Michigan campus as well as in Ann Arbor.  facebook



Folk Acoustic Americana Organizations Associations Societies

White Crow Conservatory of Music in Saginaw, MI. “Dedicated to the education, preservation and pure enjoyment of Acoustic Music!” Live music events, recording, lessons, retail, event rental space.  facebook

Folk Music Society of Midland – “To promote interest and educate the public in traditional music, folklore, and dance; To provide a forum for musicians and dancers with an interest in traditional music; To provide services to the community via sponsorship of concerts, festivals, and workshops designed to maintain these traditional heritages and values.”

Flint Folk Music Society – festival, concerts.

Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association (GLAMA) – Southwestern Michigan area. “The organization is dedicated to the promotion, performance and preservation of music played on acoustic stringed instruments. Bluegrass, folk, traditional and mountain music are a few good examples in this category.”

Grand River Folk Arts Society – in Grand Rapids, MI. “nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is to enrich people’s lives and foster a sense of community through traditional music, dance, and song.”  facebook group

Michigan Heritage Music Association – located in Grand Rapids, MI. Organized to promote heritage music and music appreciation by sponsoring concerts, festivals, and community events, to promote music locally and foster a greater awareness and understanding of traditional music forms among the community by teaching and performing heritage music forms in West Michigan.

Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society – “Promoting the appreciation of fingerstyle guitar through concerts, workshops and goodwill.”

Wheatland Music Organization – “Charitable and educational organization based near Remus, MI (central lower peninsula). Offers activities year-round to meet its mission of preserving and presenting the traditional arts. Traditional arts are considered those learned person to person, passed from generation to the next, and influenced by culture, family, ethnicity, and era.”



Jazz Societies Associations Organizations

Jazz Network – “Detroit based not for profit corporation which provides showcase opportunities for musicians, training for youth and international cultural exchange.”

Jazz Alliance of Michigan... to create an environment for the growth of Michigan's Jazz Community.

Southeastern Michigan Jazz Association (SEMJA) – a volunteer organization based in Ann Arbor. jazz listeners, performers or educators. provides jazz education and supports live performance of jazz in Southeastern Michigan.

West Michigan Jazz Society – Organized in 1986 with a goal to promote, preserve and perpetuate live jazz. It has offered mainstream jazz at monthly events and special programs showcasing local and national jazz musicians since its inception.

Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan (JAMM)



Oldies Nostalgia Music Clubs Associations Organizations

Motown Alumni Association – past and current Motown artists.

The Stilettoes – Detroit's second oldest nostalgia club dedicated to keeping alive the 50s and 60s. Return with us to the days of Greasers, Hots Rods, Sock Hops, Doo Wop, and Rock N' Roll. The Stilettoes attend and sponsor events such as car cruises, fundraisers, dances and street fairs.

The Falcons – 50's & 60's Nostalgia Club dedicated to Keeping The Music Alive. Formerly known as The Flames, main focus is Doo-Wop. based in Metro Detroit.  facebook  former facebook


Organ Music Societies Organizations

Motor City Theatre Organ Society (MCTOS) – non-profit. Has organ concerts, plus owns and operates the Redford Theatre.



Polka and Accordion Music Societies Organizations

Michigan Accordion Society (MAS) – “Established in June 1996, it is an association for promoting and sharing the music of the Accordion. Our monthly meetings include professional artists and amateurs playing a variety of music All members are encouraged to participate in the ACCORDION JAM. In addition we help advertise where and when our members are playing.”



Rock Music Organizations

Michigan Rock and Roll Legends and Legendary Michigan Songs – You can vote on-line at this website dedicated to the artists and music that are part of Michigan's rich and diverse rock and roll legacy. Originally started by a large group of rock and roll lovers who participated in The World's Greatest Rock and Roll Trivia Show formerly held in Bay City, Legends now encourages all Michigan residents to participate.



Fan Clubs of Music Artists

Michigan Elvis Presley Fan Club


Remembering Music and Music Archives Organizations

Soulful Detroit – remembering different aspects of Motown and soul music through webisodes.

Motor City Music – several CDs of unreleased/underground Detroit music of the 1970's.

Detroit Music – lists and displays CD/LP covers from Detroit-area bands from over the last 20 years or so. This site is ... geared toward supporting the local independent music scene.

DetroitMusicHistory.com – document, provide resources, publish reasearch.

Motor City Music Archives – bands & musicians, lost venues, former festivals, etc.



Music Education Associations

MASTA – Michigan Unit of the American String Teachers' Association. “MASTA w/ NSOA is an organization dedicated to improving both the quality and frequency of string instrument and full orchestra performances throughout Michigan.”

MCBA - Michigan Competing Band Association – “A Michigan Non-profit Corporation dedicated to the promotion of instrumental music education in Michigan schools. It offers educational clinics for band directors, instructors and students featuring nationally known clinicians. MCBA sanctions marching band contests, which utilize rules and judging criteria developed and adopted by its members. MCBA holds an annual state championship contest.”

MMA - Michigan Music Association – “non-profit, tax exempt organization founded in 1967 for private music teachers in the State of Michigan. Its goals are to provide the public the opportunity to hear students in competition, to uphold a high standard of music education, provide a public outlet for the artistic talent of music students and most importantly to help students gain the experience and confidence they need to develop their musical talents.”

MMEA - Michigan Music Educators Association “Our mission is to advance the quality of music education in Michigan.”

MMTA - Michigan Music Teachers Association

MSBOA - Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association

MSVMA - Michigan School Vocal Music Association – “a non-profit professional organization of vocal music educators whose purposes are improving, promoting, and assisting vocal music education in the middle, junior high, and senior high schools of the state through a program of clinics, festivals, workshops, contests, and conferences, regulated by legitimate and effective means.”


Dance Societies Organizations

Square Dance Michigan – dances, clubs, classes, convention.

Detroit Square Dance Society   facebook





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