We are now accepting 2024 travel grant applications. The deadline to apply for an international travel grant was July 12; all other travel grant applications are due August 9

This grant is made possible in part by donations from the SMT-Forward campaign.


The Committee on Race and Ethnicity administers the International Travel grant program to ameliorate costs for theorists outside the US and Canada who wish to participate in the SMT Annual Meeting.

  • Applicants need not be SMT members; registration for the annual meeting will be covered as part of the grant. 
  • Theorists at all stages of their careers, including graduate students, are encouraged to apply. It is possible to be a repeat recipient as well (though new applicants will be given priority).
  • A statement of research interests within the field of music theory and financial need (in the case of students, junior faculty, and non-affiliated scholars) will be used to evaluate the applications.
  • Preference will be given to students and junior scholars (in that order). A junior scholar is defined as a scholar who received a Ph.D. less than seven calendar years ago or (in the case of a scholar who does not hold a Ph.D.) is under the age of 40.
  • At least one grant is guaranteed in support of senior scholars attending the Annual Meeting. A brief description of the scholar’s contribution to the meeting, a statement of research interests in relation to the field of music theory, and a statement of anticipated expenses and financial support will be used to evaluate the applications.

Three to five grants are typically awarded, up to a maximum amount of $650 per grant, plus complimentary conference registration.

Application process

The deadline to apply for a 2024 International Travel Grant has passed.

Applicants are asked to provide the following information:

  • Name, address, telephone, e-mail, and institutional affiliation, if any;
  • Purpose for attending the conference, and (for senior scholars) brief description of contribution to the Annual Meeting;
  • A clear statement of research interests and their relation both to conference participation and the field of music theory in general
  • A short curriculum vitae (no longer than two pages)
  • Students must also submit a letter of support from one of their major professors. The professor should email the letter of support directly to SMT’s Executive Director with the following in the message line: “recommendation for international travel grant”

The attachments requested should be in PDF format.


For comments and inquiries, please email the Chair of the Committee on Race and Ethnicity.

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.


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.


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.  


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


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

We are now accepting 2024 travel grant applications. The deadline to apply for an international travel grant was July 12; all other travel grant applications are due August 9