Society for Music Theory
36th Annual Meeting

Westin Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
October 31–November 3

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   Conference Information
  List of sessions that were streamed live on November 1
The following sessions were streamed live from the SMT meeting in Charlotte on Friday, November 1. The videos are now only available via special request and will be subject to the presenter's consent; see the bottom of this page for details.
9:00-10:30am - TRANSMITTING SCHOENBERG’S SERIALISM Patricia Hall (University of Michigan), Chair

Jonathan Dunsby (Eastman School of Music), Christoph Neidhöfer (McGill University) and Paolo Dal Molin (University of Cagliari) The Compositional Reception of Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw in Luigi Nono’s Cantata Julius Fucik

10:30am-12:00pm - YES Mark Spicer (Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY), Chair

Brett Clement (Ball State University) Scale Systems and Large-Scale Form in the Music of Yes

John Covach (University of Rochester) Yes’s “Heart of the Sunrise”: Textural Stratification and Formal Fragmentation

2:00-5:00pm - METER IN MOTION Eric McKee (Pennsylvania State University), Chair

Andrew Wilson (CUNY Graduate Center) Challenges to Metric Theory from the Late-Baroque Gavotte

Robert Wells (Eastman School of Music) Evolving Metric Conflict in Liszt: A Generalized Intervallic Perspective

Wing Lau (University of Oregon) The Expressive Role of Meter Changes in Brahms’s Lieder

Kara Yoo Leaman (Yale University) Analyzing Music and Dance: Balanchine’s Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux and the Choreomusical Score

8:00-11:00pm - UNIVERSAL DESIGN IN THE MUSIC THEORY AND AURAL SKILLS CLASSROOMS Sponsored by the Disability and Music Interest Group Jennifer Iverson (University of Iowa), Chair

Jon Kochavi (Swarthmore College) Best Practices for Using the Campus Disability Services Office

Laurel Parsons (University of British Columbia) Aural Skills and the Dyslexic Music Major

Joint Q & A with Kochavi and Parsons

Bruce Quaglia (University of Utah) An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning and its Application to the Music Theory Classroom and Curriculum

Kati Meyer (University of Iowa) Hands-on Music Theory: A Kinesthetic Approach to Teaching Music Theory Fundamentals

Robert Gross (Rice University) Schenkerian Analysis in Multiple Modalities

To request access to a video, contact the SMT webmaster at with the following information: (a) your full name and email address; (b) which video you would like access to and for how long; and (c) whether you will be viewing the video privately, in a classroom, or in some other setting. Also, if possible you should provide presenter’s contact information.
   Conference Guides Program

Whether you'll be attending for your first time, your fifth, or your thirtieth, please consider taking part in the conference guides program hosted by the SMT Professional Development Committee. The conference guides program offers a simple and informal means for longer-term SMT members to connect with newer members while opening a door for additional social and professional interaction for less-experienced conference participants. If you are a newer member of the society, we would like to extend a hearty welcome to you by pairing you with members of the society who know their way around the meeting. This helps to break some of the formal ice and to demystify the conference. If you are a long-term member, please consider serving as a guide to assist in making the newer member’s experience at the conference pleasant and productive.

How might conference guide assist a newer SMT member? Here a few of the many possibilities:

  • finding a session to attend together and debriefing afterwards;
  • getting together over coffee to answer questions about the structure of SMT, the purposes of the conference, and how these purposes are carried out in the various forums (paper sessions, panel sessions, meetings, job interviews, etc.);
  • attending the opening reception, the exhibit room, a concert, a meal, or another social event and making introductions;
  • just being a friendly and supportive contact throughout the meeting (and shortly before and after, if possible)
All involved should plan to meet on Thursday, October 31, from 5:00 to 5:30 pm (Trade).

The conference guides program is not intended to provide detailed career advice or academic mentorship.

Any attendees wishing to be paired with a guide and any SMT members wishing to serve as guides (please volunteer!) are invited to contact Akane Mori directly by two weeks before the conference. If you have already indicated your interest by checking the box on your registration form, it would be appreciated if you could confirm directly with Akane Mori as well.

Thank you for your support of this program.


  Guidelines for Participants
Last modified
Sunday, December 8, 2019