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Kernodle elected President of the Society for American Music

Tammy Kernodle headshotDr. Tammy L. Kernodle, professor of musicology at Miami University, was recently elected President of the Society for American Music.

The Society of American Music (SAM) was founded in 1975 and was first named in honor of Oscar G.T. Sonneck, early Chief of the music division in the Library of Congress and pioneer scholar of American music.

The organization's mission is to stimulate the appreciation, performance, creation, and study of American music. SAM is comprised of a group of scholars, performers, and students dedicated to the promotion of American music of all eras and in all their diversity, including the full range of activities and institutions associated with these genres throughout the world.

Kernodle will be the second African American woman in the organization's history to hold the office of President.