...promotes and supports all efforts of the musicological interest, especially in Swiss musicology. It serves as a forum for scientific contacts and exchange of experiences, ideas and new research findings.
...issues publications concerning Swiss musicology, maintains collaborations with similar communities in Switzerland and abroad and organizes lectures, conferences and congresses.
...maintains international relations: Both the Swiss workplace of RISM (Répertoire International des Sources Musicales) and the state representation of RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale) operate under SMG.
...enables the merger of musically interested individuals - musicologists, musicians and music lovers. It maintains relations with other regional cultural organizations, supports significant musical projects through scientific mentoring and imparts a deeper understanding of the fascinating world of music to music enthusiasts.