British Columbia, Canada
Canadian Association of Music Therapists
Executive Director

The Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT) seeks applicants for the position of editor-in-chief for the Association’s annual journal, the Canadian Journal of Music Therapy (CJMT). CAMT will consider applications from two applicants planning to share the duties of the position in a co-editor arrangement.

The successful applicant(s) will assume responsibility for the publication of the journal as soon as possible. This is a two-year, part-time contract position with an annual $2,500 honorarium.

CJMT, the official journal of the CAMT, is an annual open access (OAS) publication. Peer- reviewed, it provides a written medium for the dissemination of music therapy scholarship, especially that of Canadian researchers followed by non-Canadian music therapists and members of allied disciplines. More details about CJMT are available at https://cjmtrcm.musictherapy.ca/index.php/cjmt-rcm.


The editor-in-chief leads the team responsible for publishing the CJMT. The editor-in-chief also functions as the English content editor. The other members of the team include the French content editor, associate editor, English and French copy editors, editorial board reviewers, graphic designer, and printer.

The editor-in-chief’s principal CAMT contact is with the Manager of Operations.

Major Responsibilities consist of
• Reviewing the annual call for submissions
• Overseeing the peer review process (e.g., identifying appropriate reviewers for English publications, conveying reviewers’ comments to author(s), facilitating revisions).
• Working with the copy editor to edit and prepare all materials accepted for publication.
• Consulting with the CAMT Manager of Operations to ensure a suitable translation timeline for Journal items.
• Working with the French content editor to oversee the compilation of French-language submissions.
• Organizing and formatting the Journal with the graphic designer.
• Collaborating with the editorial team to ensure that content meets international standards of excellence.
• Ensuring that the journal is prepared for print and distribution in a timely manner.
• Expanding the reach of the current open access (OA) distribution model and supporting the expansion of the journal’s presence on an international scale.
• Updating the CJMT content on CAMT’s website.


Required qualifications include:
• Publishing and editorial experience.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• A desire to support and advance Canadian music therapy scholarship.

$2,500 per annum for one edition of the Journal.

Please email the following materials to Robert Rothon, CAMT Executive Director, at executive-director@musictherapy.ca:
1. Cover letter. This letter should highlight background germane to the position and include a brief statement that outlines your vision and possible goals or directions for the Journal.
2. Curriculum vitae. It should include a complete list of your publications and editorial experience.
3. Statement of support. The workload associated with this contract is significant. Therefore, potential candidates should consider and assess the level of support they will require. CAMT can provide basic office resources; this may include office supplies and postage. Candidates with potential access to institutional support from their employer such as a university (e.g., release time, office support, recognition for service in performance reviews) should discuss these issues with their employer before applying. An institutionally unaffiliated applicant should include a statement regarding how it will be feasible for them to be successful in this position.
4. Two references who can speak to your suitability for this contract.


Robert Rothon
778 846 6241

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