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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
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.


SMT Jacksonville 2024

The Society for Music Theory celebrates its forty-seventh Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, November 7–10, 2024.


Visit Jacksonville built a microsite for our attendees to use. Visit the site to learn more about Jacksonville, including where to eat, what to do, and how to get there.


Information about the conference can be found on the SMT website

Hotel Reservations 

The Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel (225 E Coastline Drive) has reserved a block of rooms for conference attendees. The rates are $169/night for single and double occupancy; $194/night for triple occupancy; $219/night for quadruple occupancy; and $169 for student quadruple occupancy (limited rooms available). Hotel reservations for non-students may be made online.  SMT student members should have received an email with a code to reserve at the student rate; please email Jennifer Diaz at smt@societymusictheory.org if you did not receive the email. 

Using the conference room block at this hotel helps us meet our contractual obligations and keeps you close to all conference activities.

Conference Registration

Conference registration is open and available on our website. The rates are as follows:

Rate Category Early (6/01–9/27/2024) Regular (9/28–11/1/2024)
Student or low-income $70.00 $95.00
Emeritus/Retired $100.00 $135.00
Standard $130.00 $175.00
Student Helpers

We are in need of student volunteers to assist during the conference. Volunteers will receive a registration fee waiver in exchange for 6.5 hours of service. The deadline to apply is September 6

Hotel Accessibility

Every effort will be made to meet the unique requirements of all attendees. For specific needs or questions please contact Jennifer Diaz, Executive Director, at smt@societymusictheory.org.  


The Society provides several sponsorship opportunities for organizations at our Annual Meeting. 


The deadline to reserve an exhibit booth is September 6

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The final deadline to reserve a program guide ad is September 6