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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

  • TAGS 2014

    Royal Holloway, University of London, Friday 2nd to Saturday 3rd May, 2014

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  • CFP: Analysis, Cognition and Ethnomusicology (AAWM and BFE 2014)

    SOAS, London, 1–4/07/2014. CFP deadline: 1st December

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  • CFP: Perspectives on Musical Improvisation II

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

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  • TAGS 2014 Accommodations

    The essential information

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  • CFP: Historical Interplay in French Music

    International One-Day Symposium, Birmingham Conservatoire, 4 July 2014

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  • The Fourth Meeting of the Postgraduate Writing Club

    University of Leeds, 6th March 2014

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