About the Society

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. 

General Inquiries 
Donald Berman, President and Treasurer
Email Contact 

Information on Critical Editions 
James B. Sinclair, Executive Editor 
Email Contact 

Donations 
c/o Donald Berman, President and Treasurer 
Granoff Music Center 
Tufts University 
20 Talbot Avenue 
Medford, MA 02155 

Board of Directors

John Adams
Donald Berman, President & Treasurer
William Bolcom
Martin Bresnick
Thomas M. Brodhead
Neely Bruce, Chair Artistic Advisory Board
J. Peter Burkholder, Past President
Deirdre Chadwick
Daniel Dorff
Jonathan Elkus
Susan Feder
Kyle Gann, Vice President
John Heiss
Robert Hurwitz
James M. Kendrick, Secretary
Suzanne Eggleston Lovejoy
Gayle Sherwood Magee, Chairman
Drew Massey
Ruthann McTyre
Robert P. Morgan
Tom C. Owens
George Pappastavrou
Vivian Perlis, Senior Vice President
Joel Sachs
Wayne Shirley
Daniel Stepner
Jan Swafford
Robert Thompson
David Thurmaier
Judith Tick
Michael Tilson Thomas
Todd Vunderink