About the Society

The Charles Ives Society is a not-for-profit organization that was formed to stimulate public interest in the music of Charles Ives (1874-1954) and to include and encourage the performance, recording, and study of his work, and the publication of definitive editions. The Society's revenues come from contributions, grants, and investment income.

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 


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
Lydia Brown
Neely Bruce, Chair Artistic Advisory Board
J. Peter Burkholder, Past President
Deirdre Chadwick
Daniel Dorff
Jonathan Elkus
Susan Feder
Kyle Gann, Senior Vice President
Chelsey Hamm
Karen Heymann
Robert Hurwitz
James M. Kendrick, Secretary
Suzanne Eggleston Lovejoy

Gayle Sherwood Magee, Chairman
Peter Martin
Drew Massey
Ruthann McTyre
Tom C. Owens
George Pappastavrou
Joel Sachs
David Sanford
Wayne D. Shirley
Daniel Stepner
Jan Swafford
David Thurmaier, Vice President
Judith Tick
Michael Tilson Thomas, Director Emeritus

H. Wiley Hitchcock, President 1973 - 1993
Vivian Perlis, Vice President 1973 - 2019