The 2017 Annual Meeting

Meeting 2017 - Arlington, VA

The 40th Annual Meeting of the SMT was held in Arlington, VA, November 2–5. Additional information, including video of the taped sessions from the conference, is available here.

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

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.

Statement of Values

The Society for Music Theory is committed to the ideals of justice, dignity, and equality for all peoples, and to open dialogue in a climate of inclusivity. For more on these values, see the Policy on SMT Response.

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.


Nominations for SMT President and two Members-At-Large are open with an extended deadline of Dec. 31, 2017. Log into your member page on the SMT website and click on the nominations tab.

The Call for Proposals for our 2018 meeting with the AMS is now available. You can find it here.

Follow this link to find the job posting for the position of SMT Executive Director

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

Music Theory Online

The latest issue of Music Theory Online (Volume 23, Number 3) is now available.

See here for the complete list.