SMT maintains two email lists for members of the music theory community, smt-announce and smt-talk.
smt-announce is a moderated email list intended for the distribution of announcements of interest to the professional music theory community. Those wishing to receive or post announcements to this list must subscribe to the list.
The smt-announce list information page allows you to subscribe, change settings (including to receive mail in digest form), view list archives, and unsubscribe.
- List subscription is open only to current members of the Society for Music Theory. Any list subscriber may post messages to the list.
- Messages are restricted to announcements of interest to members of the professional music theory community. These might include items such as conference announcements, calls for papers, new journal issues, new books, job postings, and advertisements for commercial products (subject to restrictions outlined below). The list may also be used for official communications from the officers, committee chairs, and editors of SMT. The moderator will reject all other postings.
- Advertisements for commercial products (including software) are allowed so long as they are (1) relevant to the list membership, and (2) informational in tone (no marketing hype, references to competing products, or negative language). The ombudsman committee will review all advertisements before distribution. Advertisements for commercial products will be limited to one announcement per six-month period.
- Announcements will be distributed as soon as they are approved by the moderator. smt-announce will also be available in digest form for members wishing to receive e-mail less frequently. Members wishing to announce conferences, calls for papers, etc. should submit their postings in advance of the first of the month.
- Appeals relating to rejected messages may be made to the SMT Networking Ombudsman Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org). The ombudsman committee's decision may be appealed to the SMT Executive Board, whose decision is final. A member of the executive board will be a member of the ombudsman committee.
smt-talk is a forum for the discussion of topics of interest to the professional music theory community. Its purpose is to facilitate communication among music theorists by providing a forum for the sharing, discussion, and debate of ideas; for posting questions; and for gathering information. Although the tone of smt-talk is informal, it is not an internet chat room. SMT-talk is intended to facilitate and be an extension of the type of discourse that takes place at theory conferences. Subscription to smt-talk is a privilege granted by the Society for Music Theory.
The smt-talk list information page allows you to subscribe, change settings (including to receive mail in digest form), view list archives, and unsubscribe.
- An original post should clearly state the issue or question to which the member wishes the community to respond.
- Posts should adhere to standards of courteous professional discourse. The moderator will reject posts that include such things as ad hominem attacks, slanderous or other "personal" statements directed at individuals or institutions, and comments deemed inflammatory.
- Posts of a scholarly controversial nature are always welcome. The author of the post should be sensitive, however, to the interests and work of other list members whose work may be the subject of controversy.
- The number of messages posted on SMT-talk by any individual will be limited to two per day. The list moderator will delay any messages beyond the two-per-day limit.
- smt-talk messages can be received as posted, in digest form, or by following a thread on the SMT website, where smt-talk messages will be archived.
- Posts should adhere to the Guidelines for Non-Sexist Language found on the SMT website.
- The moderator may reject any post that does not meet these guidelines.
- Appeals relating to rejected messages may be made to the SMT Networking Ombudsman Committee (email@example.com). The ombudsman committee includes members of the society and at least one member of the SMT Executive Board.
- The moderator will provide an explanation for any rejected message. In the case of repeated rejected posts, the moderator will recommend to the Ombudsman Committee that list membership privileges be suspended.
- Any decisions made by the ombudsman committee may be appealed to the SMT Executive Board, whose decision is final.