The Slovene Musicological Society was established in 1992 with the primary aim to actively participate in the work of different musicological and musical institutions from Slovenia and Europe. It is the only professional Slovene association which unites all musicologists and professional musicians. It comprises four sections: the ethnomusicological section, the section for the theory of music, the section for the history of the Slovene music, and the student's section.
The Slovene Musicological Society prepares scientific conferences, lectures of Slovene-based and foreign musicologists, educational modules, and public debates. In addition, to regularly publishing its own bulletin, the society also publishes a series called Varia Musicologica comprised of six titles. It also bestows the Mantuani Award.
Thus far presidents of the Slovene Musicological Society have been Andrej Rijavec, Jurij Snoj, Primož Kuret and Matjaž Barbo. The honorary members of the society are Dragotin Cvetko, Andrej Rijavec and Marija Bergamo.