The Society for Music Analysis (SMA) is a UK-based international organisation dedicated to music theory and analysis. We are affiliated with the journal Music Analysis and support and organise a regular programme of events, including the annual Theory and Analysis Graduate Students (TAGS) Conference, the Music Analysis Summer School (a residential course taught by international experts), and other Music Analysis Conferences (‘MACs’) and symposia.

The SMA welcomes interests in all musical repertoires and cultures and promotes music theory and analysis in the broadest sense, including formal and critical theory, aesthetics, semiotics, music psychology, cognitive science, music technology and many other subdisciplines and interdisciplines.

If you have a passion for finding out how music works, and what it means, then the SMA is for you. We look forward to welcoming you to the next SMA event. See the Join page to become an SMA member.

Forthcoming Events

  • 9th European Music Analysis Conference (EuroMAC 9)

    University of Strasbourg, 28 June – 1 July 2017

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  • ICMSN/SurreyMAC 2017

    11-14 September 2017, University of Surrey

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  • Latest News

  • CFP: 9th European Music Analysis Conference (EuroMAC 9)

    University of Strasbourg, 28 June – 1 July 2017

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  • SMA Granted Charity Status

    The Society for Music Analysis was granted the status of Charitable Incorporated Organisation by Charity Commission for England and Wales on 8 August 2016.

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  • SMA Video Podcasts, Episode 4

    ‘Analysis in Context’ featuring Kenneth Smith, out now.

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