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  • The authoritative resource for music research with over 52,000 articles written by nearly 9,000 scholars charting the diverse history, theory and cultures of music around the globe
  • Based on a work first published in 1879 and updated frequently, Grove has been in continuous publication for over a century and now publishes hundreds of new articles and article revisions each year

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Jazz

Art Ensemble of Chicago

Read the AmeriGrove article on Jazz, written by Mark Tucker and Travis A. Jackson.

Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1993. JazzSign/Lebrecht Music and Arts.

Society of Black Composers

Olly Wilson in 1967. Photo courtesy Oberlin College Archives

Read the Grove article on the Society of Black Composers, written by Eldonna L. May.

Olly Wilson in 1967. Photo courtesy Oberlin College Archives.

We are pleased to have added 3 new articles, 12 new images, 67 revised entries, and refreshed data for 4 entries for this site update. Read more about the changes.

Concert in the Egg painting by Hieronymus Bosch

Subject Guides

Learn more about particular time periods or genres with our subject guides. Each guide contains lists of editorially-selected articles associated with a particular time period or genre.

Close up of a conductor's hand with sheet music in the background

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Have you ever wondered how Grove is updated? Read about our many projects.

Find out more about Grove’s author updating program, UpdateGMO. Are you a Grove contributor who wants to update your article(s)? Let us know.