Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Musicological Society (AMS) and Society for Music Theory (SMT) have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s in-person meeting. Instead, AMS and SMT will hold its joint meeting virtually over two weekends, November 7-8 and 14-15, 2020. AMS and SMT will each have separate conference platforms, allowing attendees to register for just AMS events, just SMT events, or both. However, the conference programs and schedules will be aligned, and all attendees will have access to a joint Exhibit Hall. View the FAQ below for more information.
This conference is held jointly with the AMS. Click here to go to the AMS 2020 site.
Early Bird Rates (Register before Oct 1)
Complimentary registration for undergraduates: register here.
Documents for the business meeting will be posted here.
To help the conference run smoothly in the new virtual format, we have created resources for session chairs, presenters, volunteers, and Interest Groups so you know what to expect. Click the links below to view helpful information:
All attendees should view and abide by these guidelines and policies.
The Professional Development Committee's Conference Guides Program offers a simple and informal means for longer-term SMT members to welcome and connect with newer members. Sign up to participate in the conference guide program.
Our team of faculty reviewers will provide tailored feedback on CVs and other job documents. We warmly invite SMT members at all career stages—students, recent graduates, faculty members, independent scholars—to participate in the session. Sign up to participate in the CV review.
The Graduate School Fair is a once-a-year opportunity to share information about your music theory program with colleagues, prospective students, and current students. This year, the fair will be held virtually on Sunday, November 8, from 3:30-5:30 PM CST. Each school will be assigned to one hour during the fair (3:30-4:30 or 4:30-5:30). Programs are welcome to upload promotional materials about their graduate degrees in advance of the virtual conference (upload link will be available at a later date). Universities are asked to provide their own Zoom meeting link which will be listed in the program book.
Vendors interested in hosting an exhibit at AMS/SMT 2020 can find information on the AMS conference website.