American Brahms Society – Founded in 1983 on the occasion of the sesquicentennial of the birth of Johannes Brahms, the American Brahms Society is a non-profit, learned organization that actively seeks to foster and disseminate research on the life, music, and historical position of Brahms. The Society publishes a biannual Newsletter, issues a series of Brahms Studies, awards the Karl Geiringer Scholarship in Brahms Studies, and maintains a Brahms Archive and Research Center.
Members of the ABS include scholars, performing musicians, music teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, business people, and other lovers of the music of Brahms in North America, Europe, and Japan. The Society is governed by a Board of Directors, which meets annually in conjunction with the national meeting of the American Musicological Society. Corresponding Directors link the Society with scholars, archives, Brahms societies, and research projects overseas.