After Charlottesville: A Statement of Affirmation

Recent events in Charlottesville have served as a reminder that institutions of higher education can become the very stage upon which forces of hatred and violence play out. The Executive Board of the Society for Music Theory reaffirms the Society’s values of open and respectful dialogue and our commitment to ideals of justice, dignity, and equality for all peoples. The hatred that we witnessed directed against those who acted in defense of these values contradicts and threatens our core principles. We stand together for inclusivity, diversity, and the free exchange of ideas.

—SMT Executive Board

The 2017 Annual Meeting

Meeting 2017 - Arlington, VA

Registration is now available for our 40th Anniversary in Arlington, VA, November 2–5. Additional conference information, including hotel reservations, travel information, and the final program, are now available here.

Donate to the SMT

Please consider adding your support to the SMT 40 campaign. The Society for Music Theory is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

SMT Mission Statement

The Society for Music Theory promotes the development of and engagement with music theory as a scholarly and pedagogical discipline. We construe this discipline broadly as embracing all approaches, from conceptual to practical, and all perspectives, including those of the scholar, listener, composer, performer, teacher, and student. The Society is committed to fostering diversity, inclusivity, and gender equity in the field.


The deadline for applications for the new SMT-40 Dissertation Fellowship is October 1, 2017. Guidelines and an application form are here.


The new issue of SMT-V, featuring J. Daniel Jenkins is now available. Click here to watch.

The latest SMT newsletter (Volume 40, No. 2) is now available.

Music Theory Online

The latest issue of Music Theory Online (Volume 22, Number 4) is now available.

See here for the complete list.