With membership in The Society for Music Theory, you become part of an organization of music theorists recognized world-wide. 

The benefits of membership include:

Your membership dues help support the numerous services offered by SMT, including our online presence, services such as SMT-announceMusic Theory Online (MTO), and SMT-V. Please take a few moments to join SMT.

Membership Dues

Fee structures have changed, effective January 1, 2023. Joint memberships, multiyear, and overseas memberships have been eliminated. 
Member status / income level ($ USD) Membership Cost ($ USD)
Student $40
Retired $50
$0–$34,999 $40
$35,000–$49,999 $75
$50,000–$74,999 $105
$75,000–$99,999 $135
$100,000 and above $175

Join SMT

  • If you don't have an online SMT account, create an account and follow the process to become a member.
  • If you do have anonline SMT account (all recent SMT members should have an account), sign in and renew your membership.
  • If you prefer to mail in a membership form with a check, print the membership form and mail it to the address indicated. You will be notified when your membership is active.

If you experience any issues in trying to join, or for questions or financial assistance, please contact the Executive Director

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