Join the society

Become a member of the American Handel Society: stay up-to-date on cutting edge research and gain access to international Handel scholars, performers, and connoisseurs. Specific benefits of membership include:

  • A subscription to the Newsletter of the American Handel Society, published three times a year, which contains reports on scholarly developments, notices of upcoming conferences and performances, reviews, lists of recent publications, and news of the society;
  • Assistance in becoming a member of the Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft, Halle, and receiving the Händel-Jahrbuch;
  • Assistance in becoming a Friend of The Handel Institute (Great Britain), and receiving The Handel Institute Newsletter.

To join or renew your membership online, please select the appropriate class of membership from the drop-down list below, click "add to cart," and complete the payment process.




Make a contribution

The American Handel Society accepts donations in support of the following five categories:

  • Conference travel grants to assist graduate students and independent scholars
  • Support for Howard Serwer Memorial Lecture
  • Support for J. Merrill Knapp Research Fellowship
  • Support for Paul Traver Memorial Concert
  • Support for ongoing activities of the Society

If you wish to contribute to these causes, you may do so by clicking the "Donate" button below. Please specify the category or categories you wish to support by entering a message during checkout.


Join other organizations

Friends of the Handel Institute, London*



Members of Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft in Halle can join the Goettingen and Karlsruhe Handel societies for half price. The below provides three options for bundling together memberships.

Single membership – Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft*



Dual membership – Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft / Göttinger-Händel-Gesellschaft*



Dual membership - Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft / Händel-Gesellschaft Karlsruhe*



Triple membership – Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft / Göttinger-Händel-Gesellschaft / Händel-Gesellschaft Karlsruhe*




You can also join the AHS, make a contribution, or join other organizations by mail. Please download and complete the application form and send it to the appropriate address as indicated.

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* This organization does not have a reduced rate for retirees.
This organization has additional categories of Regular Membership that require a higher membership fee but provide additional benefits (see its website). Arrangements for these other categories may be made directly with Mrs. Pomeroy Kelly by mail: Marjorie Pomeroy Kelly, Secretary/Treasurer, THE AMERICAN HANDEL SOCIETY, 49 Christopher Hollow Road, Sandwich, MA 02563.