Friday, April 19, 2024
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Submission Deadline
Friday, January 12, 2024
Boston University

The Northeast Conference of Music Theorists (NECMT) is pleased to announce its thirty-seventh meeting, which will be held April 19-20, 2024 at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. Proposals are solicited on any topic related to music theory or analysis. Presentations will be twenty minutes, with ten minutes for discussion. All submissions must be electronic and will include three separate components: The proposal itself, with a maximum length of 500 words (excluding bibliography and examples), and with no more than three pages for examples and bibliography. Proposals on any music-theoretical or analytical topic are welcome; papers on traditionally under-represented repertories (including jazz and world musics) are especially encouraged. Proposals must include the title of the paper but should contain no identification of the author. References to the author’s own work must occur in the third person. In the body of your email, please provide your name, address, phone number, email address, academic affiliation, the title of your proposal, and any special equipment or arrangements required. For more information, contact Miriam Piilonen at the address shown below. Submissions will be judged blind as to the authors’ name and affiliation. However, to support our organization’s mission as regional society, the program committee will have access to whether a paper’s author(s) are affiliated with universities within the states and provinces served by NECMT (New England, Quebec, and the Maritimes). While this information will not be central to the committee’s decision-making process, we may use this parameter in instances of tie-breaking. An abstract of 250 words or less will be requested upon acceptance. Please format submissions as a text or document file (e.g., doc, docx, txt). Submissions must be received no later than January 12, 2024. Email submissions to Miriam Piilonen at with the subject line “NECMT Abstract.”