2019 Annual Meeting

Meeting 2019 - Columbus, Ohio

The 42nd Annual Meeting of the SMT will be held in Columbus, Ohio, November 7–10. Conference registration now available!

Statement of Values

The Society for Music Theory is committed to the ideals of justice, dignity, and equality for all peoples, and to open dialogue in a climate of inclusivity. For more on these values, see the Policy on SMT Response.

Donate to the SMT

Please consider adding your support to the SMT Forward campaign. The Society for Music Theory is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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.


We are happy to announce a new Student Presentation Award, given annually to a graduate or undergraduate music student for a scholarly presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory. More information can be found here.

The preliminary program and registration is now available for the 2019 meeting in Columbus.

The latest SMT newsletter (Volume 42, No. 2) is now available.

Music Theory Online

The latest issue of Music Theory Online (Volume 25, Number 2) is now available.

See here for the complete list.