exploring the role of sound in natural and cultural environments

About MSAE

MSAE-logoThe Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology (MSAE), founded in 2009, is a regional chapter of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology (ASAE), a membership organization dedicated to exploring the role of sound in natural habitats and human societies, while promoting public dialogue concerning the identification, preservation, and restoration of natural and cultural sound environments. ASAE is the United States affiliate of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE).

MSAE realizes it mission through local initiatives. These include public soundwalks, educational workshops, and partnerships with the National Park Service, Center for Humans and Nature, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago Wilderness, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, and World Listening Project, among others.


MSAE membership is received and shared through ASAE Membership. Benefits include:

  • Subscription to the annual print publication Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology.
  • Publication of your activities in the WFAE News Quarterly
  • Reduced admission to WFAE and ASAE-sponsored conferences and events
  • Opportunities to connect with a local, national, and international community of “ear-minded” people

To join us, please visit https://asae.tidyhq.com/

About the WFAE

The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE), founded in 1993, is an international association of affiliated organizations and individuals, who share a common concern with the state of the world’s soundscapes. Its members represent a multi-disciplinary spectrum of individuals engaged in the study of the social, cultural and ecological aspects of the sonic environment. Membership in the WFAE comes with membership in the ASAE and MSAE.

The WFAE encourages your participation in the growth and development of regional affiliate groups around the world. Learn more about the WFAE by visiting www.wfae.net.