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.
Donald Berman, President and Treasurer
Information on Critical Editions
James B. Sinclair, Executive Editor
c/o Donald Berman, President and Treasurer
Granoff Music Center
20 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Board of Directors
Donald Berman, President & Treasurer
Thomas M. Brodhead
Neely Bruce, Chair Artistic Advisory Board
J. Peter Burkholder, Past President
Kyle Gann, Senior Vice President
James M. Kendrick, Secretary
Suzanne Eggleston Lovejoy
Gayle Sherwood Magee, Chairman
Tom C. Owens
Wayne D. Shirley
David Thurmaier, Vice President
Michael Tilson Thomas, Director Emeritus
H. Wiley Hitchcock, President 1973 - 1993
Vivian Perlis, Vice President 1973 - 2019