A scene from the Broadway production of Hello Dolly with Bette Midler

Photo by Ralph PH

Mission statement

The Musical Theater Interest Group provides a space for scholars to meet, converse, and share ideas about music-theoretical explorations of musical theater. This group provides resources to scholars such as: an up-to-date bibliography of theoretical literature on musical theater, information about current shows and national tours, information about upcoming publications, and an outlet for this wishing to share new research.


The inaugural meeting will occur during SMT 2021. At our first meeting we will ask for submissions for a bibliography, introduce one another, share research projects, and discuss the group’s goals.

Online presence and discussion

All SMT members are invited to join the MTIG Facebook page. This page is used to make announcements, hold discussions, and offers an online avenue for communicating between our members.
A listserv and our Humanities Commons page will be launching later this year, so be on the look out for updates regarding these communication tools.

How to join

If anyone has any questions about the group or our purpose, please feel free to contact either of the co-chairs (below).

Leadership and Contact Info
Role Name Email
Co-chair John Combs jcombs2@fsu.edu
Co-chair Makulumy Alexander-Hills makulumy.hills@columbia.edu