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

  • KeeleMAC and the SMA Summer School

    6-10 July 2015, Keele University

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  • Exploring the Romantic Piano Concerto

    Submission deadline 31st January

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  • Latest News

  • CFP: 15th Annual Congress of the GMTH

    1–4 October, 2015, Universität der Künste Berlin Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“

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  • December 2014 Newsletter

    Inc. TAGS essay, EuroMAC and research projects reviews

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  • Review: SMA Music Analysis Workshop

    Cardiff University, 29 November 2014

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