Latest News & Announcements

Rijksmuseum book stacks
January 15, 2019
This yearly award, made possible by the SMT-40 campaign, is intended to recognize and foster excellent research in music theory by helping highly qualified PhD students to complete their dissertations. Deadline: December 15.
Cosme-Clifford and Galik headshots
November 29, 2023
The 2023 Student Presentation Award winners are Nicole Cosme-Clifford (Yale University) and Ryan Galik (Michigan State University).
winners headshots
November 19, 2023
The Society for Music Theory is pleased to announce its 2023 publication award winners.
side-by-side comparison of screenshot from Beyonce's Lemonade and Kimmy Schmidt
November 6, 2023
SMT-V 9.6, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: A New Model for Sound-Alike Tunes," by Jeremy Orosz is now available at
stack of papers
October 24, 2023

We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for the upcoming Society for Music Theory (SMT) conference in 2024, to be held in Jacksonville, Florida. This call represents an endeavor to advance our core mission of fostering the growth and scholarly engagement within the field of music theory. Deadline: February 1, 2024.

japanese maple leaf
October 9, 2023
With articles by Cook, Goddard, Hier, Morford and David, Murphy, Oinas, Wang, and Zeller; review by Yunek.
JIA Guoping giving an interview
September 20, 2023
SMT-V 9.5, "Poetry and Musical Organization in JIA Guoping's The Wind Sounds in the Sky (2002)" by Yi-Cheng Daniel Wu is now available at