Society for Music Theory
44th Annual Meeting

Nov 4–Nov 7, 2021

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SMT 44 program book cover

Thank you to everyone who helped make SMT 2021 a success!

We are pleased to announce the winners of several awards:

The Society for Music Theory is reflecting on two years of virtual meetings in 2020 and 2021 and planning for future in-person meetings in 2022 and beyond. The virtual meetings have presented challenges and opportunities. While some members are ready to return to face-to-face interactions, others have benefitted greatly from being able to attend meetings virtually. There is a lot to consider. With this in mind, the Annual Meeting Ad Hoc Committee has created the SMT 2021 Post-Meeting Survey. Registrants should have received an email soliciting their participation in this survey.


Thank you to Indiana University Press for sponsoring the 2021 Annual Meeting!

IU Press


Thank you to Rising Software for sponsoring the 2021 plenary session, "Teaching Music in the 21st Century"!

Rising Software


Thank you to Artusi, Inc. for sponsoring the 2021 Free Undergraduate Admission Program!



Program Book

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Early registration rates (through October 15, 2021)

Student/low income: $50
Regular: $125

Regular registration rates

Student/low income: $75
Regular: $150

Complimentary registration (for exhibitors, sponsors, SMT grant recipients, undergraduates, invited guests, and volunteers)



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Info for attendees and participants

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We have several resources to help you navigate SMT 2021.

2021 Exhibitors and Advertisers

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CV Review Session

The SMT Professional Development Committee will host its annual CV and Cover Letter Review Session, but this year pairs will communicate via email and, if they wish, via Zoom. 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. Over the years, the CV and Cover Letter Review Session has helped numerous SMT members prepare for the job market. Register by November 8.


Frequently Asked Questions

When can I register and what will it cost?

Early registration will be available through October 15, 2021. Regular registration rates will go into effect October 16. 

Early registration rates (through October 15, 2021)

  • Student/low income: $50
  • Regular: $125

Regular registration rates

  • Student/low income: $75
  • Regular: $150
Will there be an exhibit hall?

Yes, we will have a virtual exhibit hall available to all registrants. Exhibitors will have a dedicated space, product demonstrations, and the opportunity to meet one-on-one with attendees.

How do I reserve an exhibit booth or program book ad?

Information about exhibitor and advertiser opportunities is available on a separate page.

Will presentations be pre-recorded or live? Asynchronous or synchronous?

Presentations and Q&As will be conducted live. Supplementary materials will be available in advance on the conference platform.  

Will there still be poster sessions?

Yes, the virtual meeting will feature multiple poster sessions. 

Is there a deadline for presenters to register and submit materials?

Yes, presenters must register by October 15 and submit materials by October 22. Information and instructions on creating, formatting, and uploading presentations are available on this webpage.

Will presentations be available after the conference?

Yes, all presentations will be recorded, archived, and available to registrants through December 31, 2021.

Will there be opportunities to network and socialize?

Yes. There will be opportunities to network, socialize, and connect with colleagues and friends. More information about these opportunities will be forthcoming.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022