Mural of Kiam Marcelo Junio
photo credit

Photographer: Terence Faircloth. Photo title: "Howard Brown Health Center Mural." Mural entitled "The Love I Vibrate" depicting Kiam Marcelo Junio by Sandra Antongiorgi, Sam Kirk and Andy Bellomo on the wall of the Howard Brown Health Center at 3245 North Halsted Street in the Boystown area of Chicago, Illinois. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, some rights reserved.


Mission statement


The SMT Queer Resource Group (SMT-LGTB) explores issues of gender and sexuality as they pertain to music theory scholarship and to the professional lives of music theorists.




The Queer Resource Group organizes a mentorship program. Potential mentors and mentees are encouraged to write to the co-chairs, Clara Latham and Vivian Luong, to be matched up with suitable mentors, depending on each individual’s circumstances and needs. (Advice offered draws on each mentor’s experience and does not represent SMT’s views.) The Queer Resource Group welcomes the establishment of formal and informal affiliations with friends, allies, and other SMT committees and interest groups.


Online presence and discussion


This group does not currently have an online presence.


How to join


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


Leadership and Contact Info
Chair Gavin Lee


Past Activities

At the 2017 annual meeting, the SMT Queer Resource Group organized a special panel celebrating the work of Fred Everett Maus titled “Fred Everett Maus and Queer Music Theory: Retrospective and Prospective.”


Together with the AMS LGBTQ Study Group, SEM Gender and Sexualities Task Force, UBC (School of Music, and Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice), and Women & Music journal, QRG sponsored “Race-ing Queer Music Scholarship,” a symposium held in conjunction with the AMS/SMT Nov 2016 meeting in Vancouver. The symposium focused on the intersection of critical race and queer music scholarship, particularly the marginalization of race in queer music discourse.