New York, USA
Syracuse University
Assistant Professor of Composition and Theory

The Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Composition and Theory beginning August 15, 2024.


Responsibilities for this position will include: Teaching applied composition and undergraduate theory and/ear training courses, and advising master’s theses. Candidates will also be expected to teach upper-level composition-based coursework in at least two or more of the following areas: electroacoustic media/interactive software, counterpoint, orchestration, contemporary analysis, and performance/conducting/improvisation (contemporary music ensemble).

Service duties will include curricular development, student recruitment, enhancing the national visibility of the program, and satisfying the evolving educational needs of a diverse student population.


Required Qualifications: Terminal degree (DMA or PHD) required. Previous teaching experience and evidence of outstanding artistry as a composer required.

Our ideal candidate is an active composer in the process of building a national/international reputation with a portfolio of substantial public performances and recordings. A background teaching graduate and undergraduate music theory, ear training, and analysis is required. Expertise with jazz theory, although not required, would be highly valued.

The Setnor School is especially interested in candidates whose personal and professional experience, teaching, and creative activity will contribute to the advancement of equity, diversity, and cultural wealth at the Setnor School of Music.

$60,000 - $80,000

See full details and apply online at: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/100625

JOB# 077275

Review of applicant materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application Priority Consideration: October 2, 2023.


Applicants may contact Dr. John Warren (jfwarr01@syr.edu) if they have questions about this position.



For more information about the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University, please visit:http://vpa.syr.edu/academics/setnor/

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. 

SMT Jacksonville 2024

The Society for Music Theory celebrates its forty-seventh Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, November 7–10, 2024.


Visit Jacksonville built a microsite for our attendees to use. Visit the site to learn more about Jacksonville, including where to eat, what to do, and how to get there.


Information about the conference can be found on the SMT website

Hotel Reservations 

The Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel (225 E Coastline Drive) has reserved a block of rooms for conference attendees. The rates are $169/night for single and double occupancy; $194/night for triple occupancy; $219/night for quadruple occupancy; and $169 for student quadruple occupancy (limited rooms available). Hotel reservations for non-students may be made online.  SMT student members should have received an email with a code to reserve at the student rate; please email Jennifer Diaz at smt@societymusictheory.org if you did not receive the email. 

Using the conference room block at this hotel helps us meet our contractual obligations and keeps you close to all conference activities.

Conference Registration

Conference registration is open and available on our website. The rates are as follows:

Rate Category Early (6/01–9/27/2024) Regular (9/28–11/1/2024)
Student or low-income $70.00 $95.00
Emeritus/Retired $100.00 $135.00
Standard $130.00 $175.00
Student Helpers

We are in need of student volunteers to assist during the conference. Volunteers will receive a registration fee waiver in exchange for 6.5 hours of service. The deadline to apply is September 6

Hotel Accessibility

Every effort will be made to meet the unique requirements of all attendees. For specific needs or questions please contact Jennifer Diaz, Executive Director, at smt@societymusictheory.org.  


The Society provides several sponsorship opportunities for organizations at our Annual Meeting. 


The deadline to reserve an exhibit booth is September 6

Program Guide Advertisements 

The final deadline to reserve a program guide ad is September 6