As a member of the Society you will receive:

  • copies of the Society’s journal, Plainsong and Medieval Music, delivered to you free twice yearly
  • members’ discounts on the society’s publications
  • invitations to the Society’s events

You may apply for or renew your membership by post or online.

Those who wish to amend their details held by the Society should fill out the Membership Details Form and send it to the Administrator (

Membership fees per annum

Individual £40.00
Student £25.00
Joint £50.00
Members of Editorial Board £15.00

To make a payment to the society, please click here.

Benefits of Membership

Students and Scholars

The scope of the Society’s journal, Plainsong and Medieval Music, covering the history of chant from its beginnings up to the present day, and all aspects of medieval monophonic and polyphonic music, and including an annually updated bibliography and discography as well as reviews of all major books and editions in the field, makes it indispensable to all students and scholars interested in the area.

Members of the Society receive the journal at a substantial discount, and through the Society’s events, including the annual conference, can meet and collaborate with others working in their field.

Choir Directors and Parish Clergy

The Society publishes the most widely used and readily available editions of plainsong for modern church use, both for liturgy in English and in Latin. You can buy copies of these handy booklets for use in your church at a substantial members’ discount.

Performing Musicians

More and more performers of early music find themselves wanting to explore and understand the chant background on which so much sacred music is based. Joining the Society gives you access to the latest scholarly research in the field, as well as substantial discounts on the most widely used editions of chant.

The Plainsong and Medieval Music Society
Faculty of Music, University of Oxford
United Kingdom, OX1 1DB
Registered charity 297147