The Charles Ives Society was activated in 1973. The aim of the Society is to advance the preparation and publication of critical editions of music by Charles Ives—editions rigorously faithful to authentic sources and also suitable for performance.
Since 1973, the Ives Society has been generously supported by grants from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, out of a fund established by the will of Harmony Twichell Ives (the composer's widow) "for furtherance of the publication and performance of the music and other works of . . . Charles E. Ives." Private individuals have also contributed to the work of the Society, and in 1983 it received a substantial bequest according to the wills of Rhoda and Vladimir Lakond. Mr. Lakond was a pioneer publisher of Ives's music as an executive of the Peer–Southern Organization.
The Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization but it is not a membership organization. We share information on performances, publications, recordings, awards and other news concerning Ives and his music through our Facebook page and Twitter feed.
The Ives Society works in close cooperation with the Music Library of Yale University, which houses the Charles Ives Papers, and the publishers of Ives's music: Associated Music Publishers, C. F. Peters Corporation, Helicon Music Corporation, MJQ Music, Mobart Music Publications, Peer International Corporation, and Theodore Presser Company.
Donald Berman, President and Treasurer
Information on Critical Editions
James B. Sinclair, Executive Editor
c/o Donald Berman, President and Treasurer
Granoff Music Center
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Board of Directors
Donald Berman, President & Treasurer
Thomas M. Brodhead
Neely Bruce, Chair Artistic Advisory Board
J. Peter Burkholder, Past President
Kyle Gann, Vice President
James M. Kendrick, Secretary
Suzanne Eggleston Lovejoy
Gayle Sherwood Magee, Chairman
Robert P. Morgan
Tom C. Owens
Vivian Perlis, Senior Vice President
Michael Tilson Thomas