Music and Song Section
The Music and Song Section of AFS is an interest group dedicated to
the folkloristic and ethnographic study of music and song. Every year, the section hosts the Phillips Barry Lecture,
an invited lecture on a music or song topic, held as an evening session
during the AFS meeting.
The section can also sponsor organized panels on musical
topics during any annual meeting. The section reserves rooms each year for the informal
music and singing sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night during
the meetings. The section has also traditionally awarded the Bertrand
Bronson Paper Prize for the best student paper on a music or song topic
during the previous school year.