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August 5, 2020

With articles by Adams; Bhogal; Brøvig-Hanssen, Sandvik, and Aareskjold-Drecker; Ewell; Guez; Hutchinson; Kahrs; Lee; Mailman; Ofcarcik; Rabinovitch; Yorgason and Lyon.

July 28, 2020

The Executive Board of the Society for Music Theory condemns the anti-Black statements and personal ad hominem attacks on Philip Ewell perpetuated in several essays included in the “Symposium on Philip Ewell’s 2019 SMT Plenary Paper” published by the Journal of Schenkerian Studies.

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July 28, 2020

SMT-V 6.4, "The Dance Chorus in Recent Top-40 Music," by Alyssa Barna, is available at

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July 22, 2020

“Discovering Essential Voices in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Solo Instrumental Suite Movements," by Daniel Ketter, is available at

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June 30, 2020

Given the new and renewed interest in race and ethnicity as they impact the teaching and study of music, the Society for Music Theory and W. W. Norton are making available to the music theory community Ellie Hisama's essay “Considering Race and Ethnicity in the Music Theory Classroom."

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June 19, 2020
These awards can reimburse certain costs of scholarship, including out-of-pocket expenses preparing and publishing an article or book, organizing a conference or workshop that makes a substantial contribution to our field, and other such projects. 
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June 16, 2020
The Executive Board of the Society for Music Theory unanimously approved an adjustment to our membership fees around equity. This tiered fee structure takes effect July 1, 2020.