The SMA panel at the BFE-AAWM conference at SOAS, 3rd July 2014. From left to right: Shay Loya (chair), Mark Gotham and Costas Tsougras

Welcome to the SMA website!

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

  • Perspectives on Musical Improvisation II

    Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, 9th-12th September 2014

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    Leuven, Belgium, September 17-21, 2014,

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  • Gérard Grisey, the spectral moment, and its legacy

    October 19-21, 2014, Montreal

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  • Kirstie Hewlett’s ‘Learning to Listen’

    BBC Radio 4, Thursday 14/08/2014 at 11:30am (and available on catch-up)

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  • Music Analysis Workshop: Call for participants

    Cardiff University, School of Music, 29th November 2014

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  • EuroMAC registration now open

    Register now by visiting the conference website

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