Adjunct Faculty Interest Group

Mission Statement

The Adjunct Faculty Interest Group aims to accomplish the following goals:

  • to foment visibility of the growing adjunct and part-time faculty membership within the Society of Music Theory
  • to work towards the hiring of holders of music theory degrees for the purpose of teaching music theory classes in higher education
  • to determine and meet the needs of adjunct faculty members within the Society of Music Theory
  • to encourage discussion, open exchange of ideas, and fellowship between adjunct faculty members and all other members of SMT


The Adjunct Faculty interest group is in its first year of creation. Our first goals are to investigate the demographics of adjunct SMT members and craft a “best practices” recommendation to colleges and universities about the hiring of music theory professionals.

E-discussion list

The online discussion list may be accessed here.

Contact information

For more information on the Adjunct Faculty Interest Group, or to find out more about how to join and participate in this group, please contact Heather Holmquest, chair.