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June 4, 2020
I urge you to think of ways to counteract racism and other forms of prejudice in your own work: by changing your course content, broadening your scholarship, or simply reaching out to persons of color in our Society to express your support.
June 3, 2020

It is with sadness that we write that Helen Brown, longtime member of the Society for Music Theory (SMT), and one of the pioneering women in the field, passed away on April 12th, 2020.

May 18, 2020

On behalf of the editorial board and staff of Music Theory Online, we would like to announce the publication of Issue 26.1

The issue contains articles by Oliver Chandler, Martin Clayton, David Heetderks, Cora S. Palfy, and Derek Remeš; a review-essay by Dmitri Tymoczko; and a conference report by Fred Everett Maus.

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April 24, 2020
Election results: Michael Buchler (President-Elect), Gretchen Foley (Secretary), Morwaread Mary Farbood and Cynthia I. Gonzales (Members-at-Large)
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April 17, 2020
This year's workshops for graduate students are "Analysis of Music and the Musicalized Moving Image" with Anna Gawboy and "Theorizing Categorically: Film Music and Beyond" with Scott Murphy. The peer learning programs offered are "Music and Emotion: A Semi-Practical Approach" with Arnie Cox and "Form and Forming: Schoenbergian Analysis" with Áine Heneghan. Deadlines for applications are June 15, 2020.
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March 15, 2020
In response to the precautionary measures many institutions have taken against COVID-19, we have started a collaborative doc (like Google Docs) on our Humanities Commons (HC) page for sharing pedagogical materials and technology tips that would be helpful during this time.
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March 6, 2020

A new video has been released as part of SMT-V volume 6. The video is titled "Detour or Bridge? Contrasting Sections and Storytelling in Musical Theater," created by Brian Jarvis and John Peterson. Go to to watch.