SMT Guidelines for Non-Handicapping Language

The Society for Music Theory strongly recommends the use of non-handicapping language in its publications and in presentations at its annual meetings. Authors and presenters are encouraged to examine the following guidelines for avoiding handicapping language in their writings. The first source comes from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The second source is a related guide recommended by the APA.

Guidelines for Non-Handicapping Language in APA Journals

Guidelines for Reporting and Writing About People With Disabilities (Research and Training Center on Independent Living, University of Kansas)

SMT Guidelines for Non-Sexist Language

The Society for Music Theory strongly recommends the use of non-sexist language in its publications and in presentations at its annual meetings. Authors and presenters are encouraged to examine the SMT Guidelines for Non-Sexist Language, drawn up jointly by the Committee on the Status of Women and the Publications Committee.

SMT Jacksonville 2024

The Society for Music Theory celebrates its forty-seventh Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, November 7–10, 2024.

ABOUT JACKSONVILLE

Visit Jacksonville built a microsite for our attendees to use. Visit the site to learn more about Jacksonville, including where to eat, what to do, and how to get there.

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Information about the conference can be found on the SMT website

Hotel Reservations 

The Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel (225 E Coastline Drive) has reserved a block of rooms for conference attendees. The rates are $169/night for single and double occupancy; $194/night for triple occupancy; $219/night for quadruple occupancy; and $169 for student quadruple occupancy (limited rooms available). Hotel reservations for non-students may be made online.  SMT student members should have received an email with a code to reserve at the student rate; please email Jennifer Diaz at smt@societymusictheory.org if you did not receive the email. 

Using the conference room block at this hotel helps us meet our contractual obligations and keeps you close to all conference activities.

Conference Registration

Conference registration is open and available on our website. The rates are as follows:

Rate Category Early (6/01–9/27/2024) Regular (9/28–11/1/2024)
Student or low-income $70.00 $95.00
Emeritus/Retired $100.00 $135.00
Standard $130.00 $175.00
Student Helpers

We are in need of student volunteers to assist during the conference. Volunteers will receive a registration fee waiver in exchange for 6.5 hours of service. The deadline to apply is September 6

Hotel Accessibility

Every effort will be made to meet the unique requirements of all attendees. For specific needs or questions please contact Jennifer Diaz, Executive Director, at smt@societymusictheory.org.  

Sponsorships

The Society provides several sponsorship opportunities for organizations at our Annual Meeting. 

Exhibits 

The deadline to reserve an exhibit booth is September 6

Program Guide Advertisements 

The final deadline to reserve a program guide ad is September 6