Board Statement on the values of the SMT

The Executive Board of the Society for Music Theory reaffirms the society’s values of inclusivity and diversity, open and respectful dialogue, academic freedom, and scholarly integrity. We further support the principle that all in the music-theoretic community and beyond should have the opportunity to study, work, and engage in free enquiry across cultural, linguistic, and other social boundaries. As musicians and theorists we affirm the SMT’s commitment to ideals of justice and freedom of expression.

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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.



The new issue of SMT-V, featuring L. Poundie Burstein with pianist with Quynh Nguyen is now available. Click here to watch.

The latest SMT newsletter (Volume 40, No. 1) is now available.

The SMT-40 Dissertation Fellowships Committee is happy to announce the first winner of SMT's Dissertation Fellowship, Kristen Wallentinsen. Kristen is a Ph.D. student at Western University (Ontario) writing a dissertation entitled "Fuzzy Family Ties: Familial Similarity between Melodic Contours of Different Cardinalities.”

Music Theory Online

The latest issue of Music Theory Online (Volume 22, Number 4) is now available.

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