flutist playing from early notation

Mission statement

The SMT Early Music Analysis Interest Group aims to connect scholars of early music and to raise the profile of early music analysis within music's scholarly and performance communities. We foster conversations on all aspects of the analysis of early music, broadly construed.


This group plans and presents special sessions at SMT, such as those listed below. At our interest group meetings at SMT we provide a forum for scholars of early music at all career stages to meet one another and we continue to assess the role of our interest group within SMT. We also plan special events.

Online presence and discussion

Those interested in joining the email list for the SMT EMAIG should visit our listserv page and click “Subscribe.” The email list serves to foster discussion, sharing of resources, and planning for future activities

How to join

Everyone with an interest in early music analysis is welcome to attend our annual meeting at SMT or to contact the chair for more information.

Leadership and Contact Info
Role Name Email
Chair Ryan Taycher ryantaycher@gmail.com
Past Activities
2016: Early Music Analysis Conference

Hosted at IU-Bloomington in May 2016. View conference website.


SMT Special Session on the Italian madrigals of Cipriano de Rore.


SMT Special Session: panel of lightning talks on Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli.