Archives

This section of the website includes:
    --archived Newsletters
    --programs and abstracts from Annual Meetings
    --a list of SMT Publication Awards
    --a list of SMT Lifetime Members and past SMT Officers and Committee members

Materials from the early years of the SMT may be found in the Society for Music Theory Archives at the University of Maryland.

Bibliography

Here is a short list of writings that discuss the founding of SMT:

Berry, Wallace. "A New Learned Society for Music Theory." College Music Symposium 18/1 (1978): 200-2.

Browne, Richmond. "The Deep Background of our Society." Music Theory Online 9/1 (March 1983).

_____. " The Inception of the Society for Music Theory. " Music Theory Spectrum 1 (1989): 2–5.

Forte, Allen. "Banquet Address: SMT, Rochester, 1987." Music Theory Spectrum 11/1 (1979): 95-99.

_____. "Communication: Comment & Chronicle," 19th-Century Music, 2/3 (1979): 284-5.

_____. "From the President of the Society." Music Theory Spectrum 1 (1979): 1.

_____. "The Founding of the Society for Music Theory." Music Theory Online 9/1 (March 1983).

Symms, Bryan. "On the Founding of Music Theory Spectrum" Music Theory Spectrum 1 (1979): 6.

Wennerstrom, Mary. "SMT at 25: A View from the Balance Sheet." Music Theory Online 9/1 (March 1983).