The 2017 Annual Meeting

Meeting 2017 - Arlington, VA

Registration is now available for our 40th Anniversary in Arlington, VA, November 2–5. Additional conference information, including hotel reservations, travel information, and the final program, are now available here.

In Memoriam Howard Cinnamon

Howard Cinnamon, Professor and Coordinator of Music Theory/Composition at Hofstra University, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Howard received a BA from The City College of CUNY, and an MA from Queens College in musicology-music theory. After receiving his Ph.D. in music theory from the University of Michigan, Howard joined the faculty at Hofstra University, where he served as music theory coordinator. He was an active member of the Society for Music Theory and the Music Theory Society of New York State. Howard’s scholarly work focused on the music of Franz Liszt, in particular articles in Music Theory Spectrum, In Theory Only, and Gamut. In addition, Schenkerian analysis was a topic that he published and presented on throughout his career. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

After Charlottesville: A Statement of Affirmation

Recent events in Charlottesville have served as a reminder that institutions of higher education can become the very stage upon which forces of hatred and violence play out. The Executive Board of the Society for Music Theory reaffirms the Society’s values of open and respectful dialogue and our commitment to ideals of justice, dignity, and equality for all peoples. The hatred that we witnessed directed against those who acted in defense of these values contradicts and threatens our core principles. We stand together for inclusivity, diversity, and the free exchange of ideas.

—SMT Executive Board

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SMT Mission Statement

The Society for Music Theory promotes the development of and engagement with music theory as a scholarly and pedagogical discipline. We construe this discipline broadly as embracing all approaches, from conceptual to practical, and all perspectives, including those of the scholar, listener, composer, performer, teacher, and student. The Society is committed to fostering diversity, inclusivity, and gender equity in the field.


Follow this link to find the job posting for the position of SMT Executive Director

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The latest SMT newsletter (Volume 40, No. 2) is now available.

Music Theory Online

The latest issue of Music Theory Online (Volume 23, Number 3) is now available.