Archive for October, 2012

New Development Officer

We are pleased to announce that Helen Thomas has been invited to join the SMA Committee to assist with the promotion and development of the Society’s activities. Helen will be finding ways to increase awareness of the Society’s aims, to develop the benefits of membership, and to promote the activities of the Society within the UK and overseas.

Helen’s experience includes promotion of copyright repertoire for Oxford University Press, administration of the Manchester-based new music ensemble Psappha, and the development of The Cornerstone Festival in Liverpool. She recently submitted her PhD on metaphors of temporality in European avant-garde at Lancaster University where she also works as a visiting lecturer. She is currently employed as Research Associate (Music) on the Ageing Creatively project at Newcastle University. In addition, Helen is Membership Development Officer for the Royal Musical Association which provides opportunity to support the interests of the Society within a UK network of musical sub-disciplines.

Posted on 21st October 2012 by Shay Loya in SMA, Uncategorized No comments » Tags:

International Conference on Analyzing Popular Music

The International Conference on Analyzing Popular Music took place at Liverpool, 2-4 July 2013. It responded to recent work in the analysis of popular music that has set compelling new agendas. The conference explored fundamental questions of theory and analytical method relating to popular music.

The three internationally distinguished keynote speakers were:

• Anne Danielsen (University of Oslo)
• Walter Everett (University of Michigan)
• Allan Moore (University of Surrey).


• Michael Spitzer (Chairman)
• Nicola Dibben
• Dai Griffiths
• Tim Hughes
• Freya Jarman
• Nick Reyland
• Kenneth Smith
• Rob Strachan

The conference was dedicated to the memory of Adam Krims, who served on the Programming Committee until his recent, untimely death.

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  • Pictures
  • Conference website:
  • Conference programme
  • Newsletter review

    Posted on 5th October 2012 by Shay Loya in CFPs No comments » Tags: