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

  • Exploring the Romantic Piano Concerto

    School of Music, University College Dublin, 15-17 July 2015

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  • CFP: AAWM 2016

    The New School, New York, 8–11 June, 2016

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  • CfA: Summer School Popular Music Analysis

    University of Osnabrueck, 14-18 September 2015

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  • CFP: ICMSN 2015

    International Conference on Music Since 1900, University of Glasgow, 7-9 September 2015

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