The 2017 Annual Meeting

Meeting 2017 - Arlington, VA

Join us as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary in Arlington, VA, November 2–5. Conference information is now available here.

In Memoriam Robert Hurwitz

With regret, we must announce the passing of Robert Hurwitz, professor emeritus of music theory at the University of Oregon. Bob served on the faculty from 1965 to 2004, and was associate dean for undergraduate studies from 1999-2004. He was an award-winning teacher, a consultant to theory programs at other universities, and a reviewer for several journals and publishers. He served a 14-year appointment as chair of the editorial board of the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy. And he was a teacher, advisor, and/or mentor of numerous former and active SMT members, including Timothy Smith, Steve Larson, Gary Karpinski, and Jack Boss.

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.

Music Theory Online

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

See here for the complete list.