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

  • Music Analysis Workshop

    Senate House, 27th February 2016

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  • TAGS Conference 2016

    University of Liverpool in London, 3rd April 2016

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  • History, Analysis, Pedagogy Conference 2016

    University of Nottingham, 13-15 July 2016

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  • Latest News

  • Newsletter 2015

    inc. Summer School, KeeleMAC, Arnold Whittall Colloquium (Nov.) and a fond farewell to D. Bretherton

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  • Introducing the SMA Video Podcasts

    Videos demonstrating music analysis in practice, presented by Julian Horton, Anne Hyland, Kenneth Smith and Allan Moore

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  • Call for Papers: TAGS Conference 2016

    University of Liverpool in London, 3rd April 2016

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