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Mission statement

The SMT Music Cognition Group (MCG) seeks to promote the study and scholarship of music cognition and it implications for music theory and analysis.


Since 1986, the group has planned and presented several special sessions and poster sessions at national SMT meetings. It also maintains an e-list to discuss topics of interest and coordinate presentations and research activities. The SMT Music Cognition Group maintains offsite web pages with minutes and summaries of panels from past meetings.

Online presence and discussion

The Music Cognition group maintains an external website.

The group also maintains an email list.

How to join

There are no requirements for membership; simply attend our meetings at annual SMT meetings to participate.

Leadership and Contact Info
Role Name Email
Co-Chair Nicholas Shea
Co-Chair Samuel Gardner