Latest News & Announcements

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June 30, 2020

Given the new and renewed interest in race and ethnicity as they impact the teaching and study of music, the Society for Music Theory and W. W. Norton are making available to the music theory community Ellie Hisama's essay “Considering Race and Ethnicity in the Music Theory Classroom."

bees and flower
June 19, 2020
These awards can reimburse certain costs of scholarship, including out-of-pocket expenses preparing and publishing an article or book, organizing a conference or workshop that makes a substantial contribution to our field, and other such projects. 
SMT members building a kalimba at a national conference
June 16, 2020
The Executive Board of the Society for Music Theory unanimously approved an adjustment to our membership fees around equity. This tiered fee structure takes effect July 1, 2020.
Peaceful protestors on 16th St. facing the White House, by a military truck
June 4, 2020
I urge you to think of ways to counteract racism and other forms of prejudice in your own work: by changing your course content, broadening your scholarship, or simply reaching out to persons of color in our Society to express your support.
June 3, 2020

It is with sadness that we write that Helen Brown, longtime member of the Society for Music Theory (SMT), and one of the pioneering women in the field, passed away on April 12th, 2020.

May 18, 2020

On behalf of the editorial board and staff of Music Theory Online, we would like to announce the publication of Issue 26.1

The issue contains articles by Oliver Chandler, Martin Clayton, David Heetderks, Cora S. Palfy, and Derek Remeš; a review-essay by Dmitri Tymoczko; and a conference report by Fred Everett Maus.

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April 24, 2020
Election results: Michael Buchler (President-Elect), Gretchen Foley (Secretary), Morwaread Mary Farbood and Cynthia I. Gonzales (Members-at-Large)