The aim of SMT-Rus is to discuss, promote, and engage with Russian music-theoretical traditions. This includes approaches that intersect with those studied by Western scholars, as well as areas/concepts that are unique to Russian scholarship. This interest group was inaugurated at the 2013 meeting of the Society for Music Theory in Charlotte, NC.
The Russian Music Theory Interest Group meets at SMT’s annual meetings in order to discuss scholarly work, sponsor invited presentations, discussion forums, and special topic sessions. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Online presence and discussion
This interest group maintains a Google group where members can access general information (group description and announcements), and sign up to participate in online discussion. Please contact Chris Segall to be added to the list.
How to join
There are no requirements for membership; simply attend our meetings at annual SMT meetings to participate.
Saturday 5 November, Pavilion Ballroom A, 12:15-1:45
Welcome and announcements
Inessa Bazayev (Louisiana State University), founding chair
Russian Music and Music Theory
Kirill Zikanov (Yale University), "Dargomyzhsky and the Augmented Triad" Scott Murphy (University of Kansas), "Unmatched Variety of Novel Anti-Tonic Harmony in the Music of Nikolay Myaskovsky"
Prokofiev at 125
Simon Morrison (Princeton University), "Prokofiev's Method" Rebecca Perry (Yale University), "Functional Displacement in Prokofiev's Sonata-Cycle Finales"
The Russian Music Theory Interest Group has compiled a bibliography of sources relating to Russian music.