The Society for Seventeenth-Century Music is dedicated to the study and performance of seventeenth-century music and related arts. The Society currently includes more than 250 members and over two hundred additional international subscribers to its electronic newslist SSCM-L. Members receive a semi-annual newsletter, 17th-Century Music. The Society also publishes the on-line, peer-reviewed scholarly Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music (JSCM); JSCM Instrumenta, an on-line reference series; and the Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (WLSCM), an on-line collection of performing and study scores in scholarly editions. The Society hosts an annual four-day conference each spring, featuring scholarly presentations, performances, and an award for the best student presentation, the Irene Alm Memorial Prize.
SSCM incorporates the American Heinrich Schütz Society, which is the U.S. Chapter of the International Heinrich Schütz Society.